C.J. Nitkowski – His New York Mets Career 2001

cj nitkowski.pngThe Mets acquired veteran left-handed pitcher C.J. Nitkowski from the Detroit Tigers on September 1, 2001.  He made his Met debut two days later on September 3 and pitched one inning of scoreless relief against the Philadelphia Phillies to earn the victory.  He would appear in a total of five games for the Mets in the final month of the season pitching 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run.  His final record with the Mets was 1-0 with 0.00 ERA.

Following the season C.J. Nitkowski signed as a free agent with the Houston Astros. 

While with the Mets Nitkowski wore number 40.

C.J. Nitkowski also played for the following teams:
Detroit Tigers – 1995,1996, 1999-2001
Cincinnati Reds – 1995
Houston Astros – 1998
Texas Rangers – 2002,2003
New York Yankees – 2004
Atlanta Braves – 2004
Washington Nationals – 2005

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