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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Jeurys Familia surrendered a three-run home run to Conor Gillaspie in the ninth inning to take the loss in Wednesday's 3-0 Wild Card Game loss to the Giants.
Entering the ninth with the two teams stuck in a scoreless tie, matters started out poorly enough for Familia. He surrendered a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford, then proceeded to strike out Angel Pagan. A subsequent Joe Panik walk set the stage for Gillaspie's giant home run. There would be no comeback in the bottom of the ninth. Familia saved 51-of-56 games while posting a 2.55 ERA and 84/31 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings during the regular season. Despite those strong numbers, this one is going to sting for a while. Oct 5 - 11:47 PM

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Jeurys Familia struck out two in a perfect ninth inning versus the Marlins on Wednesday to notch his 50th save of the season.

He is the first pitcher to hit the 50 save mark this season. It is highly doubtful anyone else will get there. He saved 43 games last year. Familia is rocking a cool 2.62 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings.
Sep 28 - 11:25 PM

Jeurys Familia fired a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Twins for his MLB-leading 49th save of the season.

Familia worked around a pair of walks to lock down the victory. It was nice to see him get back on the horse after he was charged with a blown save in his last appearance against the Nationals on Tuesday. Familia owns a 2.47 ERA and 74/26 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings this season.
Sep 16 - 10:04 PM

Jeurys Familia blew his fourth save of the season Tuesday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on three hits over an inning of work.

It's hard to really blame Familia for this one. The only ball the Nationals hit in the air was a liner by Clint Robinson that resulted in a double play to end the frame. Jose Reyes committed a throwing error and also was unable to corral a fieldable ball that resulted an an Anthony Rendon RBI single. Familia wound up collecting a victory when T.J. Rivera homered in the top of the 10th.
Sep 13 - 11:02 PM

Jeurys Familia gave up a walk and a hit in the ninth inning but was able to preserve a one-run lead against the Braves on Friday.

The elite closer now has 48 saves in 51 chances for the season. He has posted a 2.41 ERA with 74 strikeouts against 24 walks in 67 1/3 innings. Not bad for a guy who inherited the job when his predecessor got pinched for performance-enhancing drug usage.
Sep 9 - 11:56 PM

Jeurys Familia nailed down his 47th save of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Reds.

That saves total leads the majors by a pretty healthy margin: Kenley Jansen stands second with 42. Familia gave up a leadoff single to Joey Votto in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday but was able to retire the next three batters he faced. He boasts a 2.44 ERA and 72/23 K/BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings this season.
Sep 7 - 4:25 PM

Jeurys Familia struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to notch his major league-leading 46th save in a win over the Reds Tuesday.

On to protect a two-run lead, Familia got a strikeout and then pitched around a Jose Reyes error by recording a lineout and another punchout. Amazingly, Familia has yielded just one hit and no walks over his last eight appearances. He's converted 46-of-49 save opportunities.
Sep 7 - 12:30 AM

Jeurys Familia struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Saturday to earn his 45th save.

Familia's 45 saves are most in baseball, and he's now got 88 saves over the past two seasons. After suffering his third blown save on August 13, Familia has now gone nine outings without allowing an earned run. The right-hander has a 2.56 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 68/23 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings this year.
Sep 3 - 11:18 PM

Jeurys Familia allowed a two-out home run to suffer his third blown save Saturday against the Padres.

Familia got two outs in the ninth and the bases were empty when Wil Myers connected for a solo homer to tie the game. Familia blew two save chances in two days in late July -- his first two blown saves of the year -- but he'd since rattled off five scoreless appearances to get back on track. Saturday was likely just another speed bump, a mistake that a good hitter punished. We're not worried.
Aug 14 - 12:04 AM

Jeurys Familia yielded two hits but didn't allow a run Thursday against the Yankees, earning his 38th save of the season.

Familia gave up a pair of one-out singles to bring the tying run to the plate -- surely worrying Mets fans after the previously lights-out closer blew two save chances last week -- but he got a ground ball double play to end the threat and the game. He still leads the league in saves despite the two blown chances, his only two blown saves on the year. Familia owns a 2.96 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 51 2/3 innings overall.
Aug 4 - 10:59 PM

Jeurys Familia blew his second straight save chance Thursday, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks in a loss to the Rockies.

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Familia would be unavailable after pitching the last two days, but the closer apparently approached the skipper and told him he wanted to pitch. The Rockies didn't hit anything hard, as one hit was a grounder up the middle and the other was a bunt single that catcher Rene Rivera should've fielded. Familia has blown two straight save opportunities after converting 52 in a row.
Jul 28 - 4:38 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Jeurys Familia will not be available for Thursday's game against the Rockies.

Familia has pitched in back-to-back games. Wednesday's was an outright disaster, as he entered in the ninth with the Mets holding a 4-3 lead over the Cardinals only to surrender a game-tying RBI double to Yadier Molina and a go-ahead RBI double to Kolten Wong. The Mets lost 5-4. Thursday's forced off-day should just be considered a breather for Familia, who had not blown a save opportunity prior to Wednesday's meltdown. Addison Reed will handle any save chance that might come the team's way on Thursday.
Jul 27 - 11:11 PM

Jeurys Familia secured his 50th consecutive regular season save in Friday's 5-3 win over the Marlins.

It wasn’t easy, as Familia threw 23 pitches and gave up one run on two hits and a walk. He ultimately put out the fire by getting Adeiny Hechavarra on a ground out to end the game. Familia’s control hasn’t been as sharp this season, as he has 18 walks in 45 1/3 innings after walking just 19 batters in 78 innings last year. But he continues to get the job done for New York.
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Jeurys Familia loaded the bases with no outs but somehow escaped Tuesday's game against the Cubs with his 33rd save of the season.

Familia issued two walks to lead off the inning, and a Javier Baez bunt single spelled real trouble for the reliever trying to protect a one-run lead. But Familia got pinch-hitter Matt Szczur to ground into a forceout at home, and he then coaxed a ground ball double play from potential NL MVP Kris Bryant to end the threat and the game. It wasn't pretty, but saves are saves, and Familia now has 33 of them in 33 chances this year.
Jul 19 - 10:57 PM

Jeurys Familia tossed a dominant ninth inning against the Phillies on Friday for his 32nd save of the season.

After being left unused by his manager in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, Familia came out firing and struck out two batters in the 1-2-3 frame. The 26-year-old was a bit shaky to begin the year, but he hasn’t allowed a run since way back on June 4. He owns the major-league lead with 32 saves and hasn’t blown a chance all year.
Jul 15 - 10:38 PM

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3Jim Henderson
4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
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