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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jeurys Familia was unable to convert a save for the first time this season, but the Mets won anyway, taking the Cardinals down in 14 innings on Monday.
Familia allowed back-to-back one-out singles. Jason Heyward then lifted a fly ball to right field to bring in the tying run. It was certainly not an awful pitching performance. Familia is now 13-for-14 in save opportunities with a 1.86 ERA and a 22/4 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings. May 18 - 11:35 PM

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Jeurys Familia couldn't escape a ninth-inning jam on Wednesday, walking in the winning run in a loss to the Cubs.

The Mess wasn't Familia's, as Carlos Torres loaded the bases with no outs before manager Terry Collins called on Familia to work some magic. The right-hander struck out Jorge Soler, creating some light at the end of the tunnel, but issued a walk to Chris Coghlan to force in the winning run. It would have been tough to get out of the situation regardless, so it's hard to blame Familia. He still has terrific stats on the year, leading the league with 13 saves in as many opportunities with a 1.56 ERA and a 21/4 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings.
May 13 - 10:57 PM

Jeurys Familia earned his NL-leading 13th save on Sunday with a scoreless ninth inning as the Mets topped the Phillies 7-4.

Familia allowed a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez, but got ground outs from Carlos Ruiz and Ben Revere before getting Freddy Galvis to foul out down the left field line to end the game. Who'd have thought Familia would be leading the National League in saves on May 10? He's 13-for-13 thus far with a 1.59 ERA and a 20/3 K/BB ratio in 17 innings.
May 10 - 4:53 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless ninth against the Phillies on Saturday, notching his 12th save of the season.

Familia did allow a one-out single to Chase Utley, but Utley never moved off first and Familia managed the last two outs without issue. With the save, he moved to 12-for-12 in save opportunities and he now holds a lovely 1.69 ERA and 0.63 WHIP with a 19/3 K/BB ratio over 16 innings.
May 9 - 10:13 PM

Jeurys Familia earned his 11th save of the season despite allowing a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-2 win against the Orioles.

Familia gave up a leadoff solo home run to Chris Davis to cut the Mets' lead to 3-2, but he got a strikeout from Delmon Young, a fly out from Caleb Joseph, and a ground out from Travis Snider to end the contest. Familia is now 11-for-11 in save opportunities with a 1.88 ERA, 0.56 WHIP, and a 17/3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings. The Mets couldn't have asked for much more in a pinch after losing Jenrry Mejia.
May 5 - 9:46 PM

Jeurys Familia notched a five-out save in Friday's win over the Nationals.

Mets manager Terry Collins really wanted this one, so he called on Familia with one on and one out in the top of the eighth. He ended up retiring all five batters he faced and struck out two of them. The 25-year-old is now a perfect 10-for-10 in save opportunities while posting a 1.46 ERA and 15/3 K/BB ratio in 12 1/3 innings. He has done a wonderful job stepping after Jenrry Mejia's elbow injury and suspension.
May 1 - 9:54 PM

Jeurys Familia recorded his ninth save with a perfect ninth inning on Monday as the Mets won late against the Marlins.

It didn't look like Familia would be needed, as the Mets entered the top of the ninth of a low-scoring affair down 1-0. But Daniel Murphy clubbed a go-ahead three-run home run to create a save situation for Familia. The right-hander struck out Marcell Ozuna, then got consecutive ground outs from Mike Morse and J.T. Realmuto to end the contest. Familia moves to 9-for-9 in save situations and sports a 1.69 ERA with a 13/3 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings.
Apr 27 - 9:21 PM

Jeurys Familia earned his eighth save of the season after finishing off the Braves in a win on Thursday.

Jeurys Familia, major league leader in saves. Familia got two quick outs, walked Andrelton Simmons, then struck out Jace Peterson to end the contest. Familia has been excellent in the closer's role, taking over for Jenrry Mejia. In 10 games, he's 8-for-8 in save chances with a 1.86 ERA and a 12/3 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings.
Apr 23 - 5:09 PM

Jeurys Familia worked around a leadoff walk to convert his sixth save as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Sunday.

With a one-run lead, Familia walked Reid Brignac to start the ninth inning. Brignac was promptly moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dee Gordon, but Familia got back-to-back ground outs to third base to end the game. Despite the win, it was a terrible afternoon for the Mets. Nevertheless, Familia moved to 6-for-6 in save chances since taking over for the injured and suspended Jenrry Mejia.
Apr 19 - 4:11 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Jeurys Familia will continue to serve as the team's closer even after Bobby Parnell (elbow) and Vic Black (shoulder) return.

It's no surprise given how well he's pitched (2.70 ERA, 9/1 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings, 5-for-5 in save chances) and the fact that Parnell's velocity has been down during his rehab assignment. Parnell could be another couple weeks away from being activated and Familia is talented enough to run away with the job.
Apr 19 - 10:25 AM

Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Marlins for his fifth save of the season.

Familia struck out two in the inning and worked around a two-out single to lock down the win. Pushed into the closer role after Jenrry Mejia's elbow injury and PED suspension, the 25-year-old appears poised to run away with the opportunity. He's currently tied with Atlanta's Jason Grilli for the major league lead in saves.
Apr 17 - 10:29 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth for a save against the Marlins on Thursday.

Familia got Wednesday off after pitching three straight days, but he was right back in the saddle tonight. One wonders if the Mets will risk using him for the fifth time in six days if they generate another save chance tomorrow. They could turn to Jerry Blevins or Carlos Torres instead, since they don't want to burn Familia out in April.
Apr 16 - 10:33 PM

Jeurys Familia will be unavailable Wednesday.

Familia has pitched three days straight, so he's getting the night off Wednesday against the Phillies. Carlos Torres and Jerry Blevins are the most likely fill-in options if a save opportunity arises.
Apr 15 - 4:09 PM

Jeurys Familia allowed a solo home run but was still able to record his third save of the season in Tuesday's win versus the Phillies.

After Familia got the first out of the inning, Jeff Francoeur crushed a home run to left field to bring the Phillies to within one run. Familia, however, recovered with consecutive strikeouts of Odubel Herrera and Freddy Galvis to wrap up his third save. Despite the small hiccup, Familia should be reliable in the closer's role while Jenrry Mejia serves his 80-game suspension and Bobby Parnell continues to rehab.
Apr 14 - 10:44 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a hitless ninth for his second save Monday versus the Phillies.

Familia walked one and threw just six of his 15 pitches for strikes, but that was good enough today. He's 2-for-2 closing out games since Jenrry Mejia went down, and he should be available to close tomorrow.
Apr 13 - 4:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Noah Syndergaard
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Bobby Parnell
13Josh Edgin