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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
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Jeurys Familia struck out the side in the ninth inning to finish off the Mets’ win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Familia needed just 12 pitches to get through the frame. He’s now tied for second in the NL with 12 saves, though he has just three saves so far this month with the Mets struggling. Familia owns a 1.80 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio over 20 innings on the year. May 18 - 10:15 PM

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Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Phillies on Friday for his 11th save of the season.

Familia struck out one batter and needed 15 pitches to get through the frame. It was just his second save since April 24, which puts in perspective how bad the Mets have been recently. Familia holds a 1.50 ERA and 21/6 K/BB ratio over 18 innings this season.
May 11 - 10:12 PM

Jeurys Familia has rejoined the Mets.

Familia missed Sunday's game to attend the memorial service for his father-in-law. He should be available for a potential save chance Tuesday.
May 1 - 3:27 PM

Jeurys Familia will not be with the team Sunday to attend a ceremony for the passing of his father-in-law.

He's expected to be away for a few days, which is the reason he was used in a lopsided loss to the Padres on Saturday. Anthony Swarzak is the most likely option to close games for the Mets while Familia is away.
Apr 28 - 11:54 PM

Jeurys Familia took his third blown save after giving up a run in the ninth Thursday against the Cardinals.

Familia has blown all three saves in his last five chances after converting his last seven. Still, the first of those wasn't much his fault; he allowed an inherited run to score after coming into a game in the eighth. Today, he just gave up an infield single and then a game-tying double. His job is safe.
Apr 26 - 5:35 PM

Jeurys Familia struck out two in a perfect 10th inning to record a save Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

Jay Bruce put the Mets ahead with a solo homer in the top of the 10th inning, and Familia protected that lead with ease in the bottom of the frame. The closer had blown two of his previous three save opportunities. He's tied for the major league lead with his nine saves.
Apr 24 - 11:53 PM

Jeurys Familia blew the save in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Braves, surrendering two runs on three hits over 2/3 of an inning.

Familia came into the game with a runner on third and two outs in the eighth inning. The Mets were clinging to a 3-2 advantage at the time. While he would escape that jam via a strikeout of Preston Tucker, no such luck in the ninth inning. Dansby Swanson led off with a four-pitch walk against the closer, which Johan Camargo followed up with a game-tying RBI triple. Two batters later, Ender Inciarte scored Camargo on a drag bunt single to win the game. The two runs scored against him on Saturday were the first two Familia has allowed all year. He figures to be able to bounce back from this one quickly enough, once the sting abates.
Apr 21 - 10:40 PM

Jeurys Familia turned in a spotless 12th inning to snare a save against the Braves on Friday.

The Mets needed a quick and easy inning to end the long contest and Familia delivered it. He moves into a tie with Wade Davis for the most saves in the majors with eight. He has yet to allow a run in 11 1/3 innings of work this year.
Apr 21 - 12:16 AM

Jeurys Familia was charged with a blown save in the Mets' loss to the Nationals on Monday.

Familia was tasked with putting out a raging fire in the top of the eighth inning and couldn't get the job done. After entering with two outs on the board, he gave up a game-tying two-run single to Wilmer Difo, hit Moises Sierra with a pitch, and walked Michael Taylor with the bases loaded as Washington grabbed a 7-6 lead. All told, it was a six-run frame for the Nationals, though none of them were officially charged to Familia.
Apr 16 - 10:49 PM

Jeurys Familia spun a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Brewers for his MLB-leading seventh save of the season.

Familia struck out one batter and needed just 13 pitches to finish off the victory. He’s looked absolutely locked in so far this year, with nine scoreless frames to go along with an 11/3 K/BB ratio. The Mets have won nine in a row and now sit at a major-league best 11-1 on the year.
Apr 13 - 11:26 PM

Jeurys Familia picked up his fifth save with a scoreless ninth Monday against the Marlins.

Familia allowed a pair of hits, but he struck out the other three batters he faced tonight. While the Mets indicated at various times in the offseason that they could mix and match and try different things in the ninth, it sure looks like Familia will keep getting every save chance on days when he's available.
Apr 10 - 12:29 AM

Jeurys Familia turned in 1 2/3 scoreless innings in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Nationals, picking up his fourth save in the process.

Familia entered action with Bryce Harper standing on second base with one out in the eighth inning and the Mets clinging to a 3-2 advantage. He proceeded to induce grounders from Ryan Zimmerman and Howie Kendrick to escape that inning, then came back out to finish off the victory via a clean ninth. Familia has yet to allow a run through his first five appearances of the season. Two of those appearances were of more than one inning.
Apr 7 - 4:21 PM

Jeurys Familia worked a scoreless ninth for his third save of the year Wednesday in the Mets’ win over the Phillies.

Familia allowed a leadoff single to Rhys Hoskins but undid the damage by getting Aaron Altherr to hit into a double play. He ended Philly's comeback bid by fanning Maikel Franco in the game’s final at-bat. We weren’t sure what to expect from Familia coming off an injury-plagued 2017 but the right-hander has impressed in the early going with three saves and a perfect 0.00 ERA through his first four appearances.
Apr 4 - 6:54 PM

Jeurys Familia earned his second save despite giving up a hit and a walk in the ninth Tuesday against the Phillies.

Familia has yet to allow a run in 3 1/3 innings this year. The Mets have indicated they'll mix it up in the ninth at times this year, but Familia will probably be used as a fairly traditional closer as long as he's going good.
Apr 3 - 10:13 PM

Jeurys Familia recorded the final four outs on Saturday, preserving a lead against the Cardinals to earn his first save of the season.

Familia came on with a three-run lead in the eighth inning, getting the final out to end a threat. He stayed on to work the ninth, even though the Mets had added on to their lead in the bottom half of the eighth. The more save chances that he converts, the more he'll distance himself from A.J. Ramos in the Mets' bullpen.
Mar 31 - 4:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Phillip Evans
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Hansel Robles
9Jacob Rhame
10Chris Flexen