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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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Newsday's Marc Carig was told by a Mets source that Jeurys Familia will remain the team's closer following the acquisition of Tyler Clippard.
Familia has blown both of his save chances since the All-Star break, but he's been fantastic for pretty much the entire season and deserves to keep his job. Clippard will be used in the eighth inning but does offer some protection for the ninth should Familia stumble some more. Jul 27 - 7:25 PM

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Jeurys Familia forked over two runs in the ninth inning to blow a save opportunity, but the Mets were still able to defeat the Dodgers in 10 innings on Sunday.

Familia allowed back-to-back one-out doubles to Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner to bring in one run, then allowed a game-tying RBI single to Yasmani Grandal to tie the game. He was able to escape the inning by striking out Yasiel Puig and getting Andre Ethier to ground out. Familia has blown each of his last two save chances but is 27-for-31 overall with a 1.70 ERA and a 49/13 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings.
Jul 26 - 4:44 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless ninth inning to grab his 27th save in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Familia issued a one-out walk to Welington Castillo, but got Jake Lamb and David Peralta each to fly out to end the game. Though not quite an All-Star, the right-hander heads into the All-Star break with terrific first-half numbers, saving the game in 27 of 29 chances with a 1.25 ERA and a 43/13 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings.
Jul 12 - 4:13 PM

Jeurys Familia allowed a run on two hits in the ninth inning Friday against the Diamondbacks, but managed to hold on for his 25th save of the season.

Things could have been more interesting Nick Ahmed ran out of the box on the final play of the ballgame. Familia missed a pop-up, but Daniel Murphy was able to throw Ahmed out easily to lock down the win. While Familia finished last in the "Final Vote" for the National League, his statistics are certainly worthy of him going to Cincinnati. The 25-year-old has a 1.31 ERA and 42/12 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 10:21 PM

Jeurys Familia nailed down his 24th save of the season Wednesday afternoon against the Giants.

Familia was called on in the bottom of the ninth inning after Bobby Parnell gave up two hits and a run. Familia yielded a two-out single to Brandon Belt but induced a groundout from Andrew Susac to end it. The right-hander has an outstanding 1.12 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 41/12 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings this season for the Mets.
Jul 8 - 6:31 PM

Jeurys Familia worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to snag his 23rd save as the Mets beat the Giants 3-0 on Monday.

There was some hard contact, but the Mets gloves were in the right spot for line drives from Matt Duffy and Buster Posey. Familia then struck out Angel Pagan to end the ballgame. A National League finalist for the Final Vote for the 2015 All-Star Game, the right-hander has saved 23 games in 25 chances with a 1.13 ERA and a 41/12 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.
Jul 7 - 12:43 AM

Jeurys Familia tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Friday against the Reds for his 21st save of the season.

Familia has now turned in back-to-back scoreless outings since his recent groin issue. The 25-year-old has been fantastic out of the closer role for New York, posting a 1.30 ERA and 36/10 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings. He has a strong case to make his first All-Star team.
Jun 26 - 9:43 PM

Jeurys Familia had a stress-free ninth inning en route to his 20th save in Thursday's 2-0 win against the Brewers.

Using 12 pitches, Familia got consecutive ground outs from Gerardo Parra and Jonathan Lucroy before fanning Ryan Braun to end the contest. It was his first save opportunity in 10 days as the struggling Mets haven't brought a one- to three-run lead into the ninth inning often lately. Familia has failed to get the save in only two of 22 chances while sporting a stellar 1.34 ERA with a 36/10 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings.
Jun 25 - 5:11 PM

Jeurys Familia (groin) said he's available on Tuesday.

Familia didn't pitch at all over the weekend due to left groin tightness, but he's obviously feeling better now. The 25-year-old right-hander has a 1.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 35/10 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings this season, and he's converted 19 saves in 21 tries.
Jun 23 - 5:11 PM

Jeurys Familia is expected to be unavailable the remainder of the weekend due to left groin tightness.

Familia worked the final 1/3 of an inning in Friday's loss to the Braves and looked very uncomfortable on the mound, fueling speculation that there may have been an injury issue. He isn't scheduled to undergo an MRI exam at this point, though that could be on the horizon. Bobby Parnell may see some save chances.
Jun 19 - 10:57 PM

Jeurys Familia allowed a solo home run and blew the save, but the Mets were still able to beat the Blue Jays on Monday, albeit in 11 innings.

Familia had recorded the final out of the eighth inning with a strikeout of Josh Donaldson, and took the mound in the ninth to preserve the Mets' 2-1 lead. Jose Bautista had other ideas, leading off the inning with a solo home run to left field. It's only the second blown save in 21 opportunities for Familia, who still has a 1.39 ERA and a 34/10 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings this season.
Jun 15 - 11:07 PM

Jeurys Familia got four outs to close out the Braves on Sunday for his 19th save as the Mets hung on for a 10-8 win.

Reliever Hansel Robles allowed a two-out single in the eighth inning. Given that the game had been a slugfest, manager Terry Collins wasn't going to risk anything, so he called on Familia to get the final out of the inning. He did just that, then worked around a one-out single in the ninth to finish the ballgame. Familia moves to 19-for-20 in save chances with a 1.16 ERA and a 32/9 K/BB ratio in 31 innings.
Jun 14 - 4:31 PM

Jeurys Familia will remain on the active roster as opposed to going on the paternity leave list.

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that Familia may not be available on Saturday however. Should a save situation arise on Saturday, it could be Bobby Parnell who gets the call.
Jun 13 - 1:08 PM

Jeurys Familia danced around trouble, but tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Friday for his 18th save.

After entering the top of the ninth inning with a two-run lead, Familia got pinch-hitter Todd Cunningham for the first out, but then walked Jace Peterson and gave up a single to Cameron Maybin before walking Freddie Freeman to load the bases. However, he got Nick Markakis to ground into a double play to end the game. Familia is expected to go on the paternity leave list any day now, so Bobby Parnell could get the next save chance this weekend.
Jun 12 - 10:30 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his 17th save of the season during Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Familia came in to protect the handiwork of starter Jacob deGrom and set the Diamondbacks down in order in the ninth on just nine pitches. The closer is now 17-for-18 in save opportunities. He holds a 1.30 ERA and 32/7 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings.
Jun 7 - 7:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Wilmer Flores
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1Juan Uribe
2Daniel Murphy
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Logan Verrett
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin
13Buddy Carlyle