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27 Jeurys Familia RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/242 | Birthdate: 10/10/1989 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 94/86 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Mets RP Jeurys Familia finishes it off for 35th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4:46 pm ET) It wasn't smooth sailing for Mets closer Jeurys Familia on Sunday, but he did enough to pick up his 35th save of the season to preserve a win over the Red Sox. 

Familia allowed two hits in the ninth inning of a one-run game, but struck out two hitters as well to close out the game. His ERA is now down to 1.67 and his ranks fourth in the NL in saves. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia gets four outs for 34th save Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia was strong on Tuesday, as he recorded a four-out save to protect the 6-5 win over the Phillies. Familia struck out a pair of batters, throwing 16 of his 17 pitches for strikes, as he collected his 34th save of the season.

Despite a rough stretch right after the All-Star break, Familia sits fourth in the National League with his 34 saves, and he is in the midst of 13 consecutive scoreless appearances.


Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia receives save Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia was not perfect Tuesday, but he was able to shut the door on the Orioles.

Familia walked two batters and allowed one hit before recording the final two outs to earn the save during the 5-3 win. Familia entered in the ninth after Tyler Clippard had surrendered two runs.

Familia now has 33 saves with a 1.85 ERA on the season.


Jeurys Familia notches 32nd save for Mets


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/12/2015) Closer Jeurys Familia closed out the Mets' 3-0 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday, striking out two batters to wind up with his 32nd save of the year. 

Familia has now recorded four straight saves and is tied for third in MLB with the Padres' Craig Kimbrel. In his last seven outings, Familia has allowed just five hits while lowering his ERA from 2.15 to 1.94. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia lights-out in turning out lights on Rockies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia didn't just polish off Colorado on Monday night for his 31st save. He finished with a flourish.

Familia entered with a two-run lead and maintained it by retiring the Rockies in order, including Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen on strikeouts.

The right-hander has strung together six straight scoreless appearances.


Mets RP Jeurys Familia notches 30th save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/7/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia danced out of danger to record his 30th save of the season in Friday's 4-3 win over the Rays. Familia allowed the tying run to reach second base, but was ultimately able to squash the rally and close out the victory.

Familia is the first Mets reliever to record at least 30 saves in a season since Francisco Rodriguez saved 35 games back in 2009.


Mets closer Jeurys Familia opens door wider before shutting it


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2015) The Mets called on closer Jeurys Familia to put out the fire Wednesday. Instead, he poured gasoline on it.

He eventually got the job done against Miami for his 29th save, but he certainly took some of the blame for a six-run ninth that put quite a scare into his team.

Familia entered with a three-run lead and a runner on second. He promptly surrendered an RBI single to Dee Gordon and single to Derek Dietrich to bring the tying run to the plate. But he retired Christian Yelich on a grounder to end it.

The right-hander has yielded six earned runs in his last six appearances.


Mets' Jeurys Familia returns to dominance for 28th save Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia overcame his recent struggles, as he retired the side in order to pick up his 28th save of the season on Saturday. Familia needed just 10 pitches to protect the 3-2 win over the Nationals, striking out Michael Taylor to end the game.

This was Familia's first save since the All-Star break, as had been unable to convert his previous three chances.


Mets RP Jeurys Familia coughs up two-run lead in loss Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia blew his third of three save opportunities since the All-Star break in Thursday's 8-7 loss to the Padres. 

Familia (2-1) entered the ninth inning with the Mets leading by two runs. He was able to retire the first two batters in order, but then the rains came, causing a 45-minute delay. Familia returned to the mound after the rain stopped, with a 1-2 count on Derek Norris, who promptly singled.

Matt Kemp followed with another basehit before Justin Upton took Familia over the right-center field fence for a go-ahead, game-winning three-run home run. 

Familia has had a rough go of it lately, as he owns a 5.42 ERA over his last eight appearances. Mets manager Terry Collins did say Familia is still the team's closer for now, but his leash might be getting shorter due to the recent struggles.


Report: Mets RP Jeurys Familia to keep closer role


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Despite the recent acquisition of pitcher Tyler Clippard, the Mets are expected to keep pitcher Jeurys Familia in the closer's role, a source told Newsday.

Familia has blown his last two save chances and is 27 for 31 in save opportunities this season. He has a 1.70 ERA over 47 2/3 innings this season.


Mets closer Jeurys Familia notches 27th save of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) It was just another day in the office for Mets closer Jeurys Familia as he recorded his 27th save of the season on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Familia closed out the ninth with relative ease, needing just 10 pitches to finish the inning.

Familia has a 1.25 ERA in 43 1/3 innings of relief this season.


Mets RP Jeurys Familia gets another save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia recorded a save for the second straight game. Familia worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to preserve the 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday, collecting his 26th save of the season. 

Mets RP Jeurys Familia picks up 25th save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia nailed down his 25th save of the season in the 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday. It wasn't pretty, but the hard-throwing righty got the job done. 

He allowed a run on two hits in the ninth inning, but was able to escape with the victory. 

Despite the bumpy outing on Friday, Familia still owns a 1.31 ERA on the year. He has converted all but one of his save opportunities this season.


Jeurys Familia earns save for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia stated his case for an All Star berth with his 23rd save of the year on Monday. 

After being named one of five candidates for the Final Vote for an All Star roster spot, Familia pitched a perfect ninth inning to protect a three run lead. 

Familia turned in his seventh straight scoreless outing. 


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Mets' Jeurys Familia gets 22nd save of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia saved his 22nd game of the year in Friday's win over Los Angeles. He pitched a perfect ninth inning to protect a one-run lead. 

Familia had his sixth straight scoreless outing. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia nails down save No. 21 on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia picked up his 21st save of the season, working a perfect ninth inning to preserve the 2-1 win over the Reds on Friday. 

The hard-throwing right-hander padded his case for an All-Star birth, as he enduced three ground balls to retire Joey Votto, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce all in order. Familia has now posted scoreless outings in 12 of his last 13 appearances. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia works perfect inning for 20th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Pitching for the first time in a week, Mets closer Jeurys Familia nailed down his 20th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning on Thursday. Familia struck out one in his inning of work, preserving the 2-0 win over the Brewers.

Familia last pitched one-third of an inning on June 19, and then was sidelined with a groin injury. He has been cleared to pitch since Tuesday, but the Mets did not provide him with a save opportunity until Thursday.

"When I was warming up in the bullpen, I was just thinking in my mind how I'm going to feel," Familia said, per ESPN.com. "I knew I didn't feel anything, but I was little scared. But when I threw the first couple of pitches, it was gone."

The first-year closer is now 20-for-22 in save chances this season. 


Mets closer Jeurys Familia cleared to return Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia worked out before Tuesday's game against the Brewers and was then cleared to return after not being available since Friday due to a groin injury.

Mets RP Jeurys Familia unlikely to appear in Sunday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia is not likely to make a relief appearance in Sunday's game against the Braves, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

Familia is dealing with a groin injury and he has not appeared in a game since Friday. He is likely to be available to throw Tuesday at Milwaukee.

"[Familia] fells better, he feels a lot better, but because we're off [Monday], we're going to give him today and he'll be ready to go on Tuesday," Mets manager Terry Collins said, per MLB.com. "d'Arnaud is pretty sore today, so if we need him, he'll be there, but right now we'll probably just give him the day just to recuperate a little bit, and he'll be ready on Tuesday."


Jeurys Familia not available for Mets on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Jeurys Familia is not available for the Mets on Saturday, manager Terry Collins said, per the Wall Street Journal.

Familia is battling a groin injury. Even though he's getting the day off, Collins said that the reliever is feeling much better. 

"I feel better today, but I still feel it," Familia said, per ESPN.com. "So I want to take a day off today. I'm not going to pitch tonight. And we'll see how I feel tomorrow. It's a little tight. ... One, two, three days, I'll be OK."


Mets RP Jeurys Familia experiences cramp after outing on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia entered Friday's contest against the Braves with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth, with the Mets trailing 2-1. Familia struck out the only batter he faced to shut down the rally, but the damage had already been done, as the Mets were defeated.

After the inning, Familia was seen grabbing the back of his left leg as he was walking into the dugout. He was diagnosed with tightness in his groin, and is likely unavailable for the rest of the weekend series in Atlanta, according to ESPN.com


Carlos Torres to fill in as Mets closer Tuesday in place of Jeurys Familia


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins said reliever Carlos Torres will handle the closer's role Tuesday, as regular closer Jeurys Familia will be unavailable.

Familia has pitched on back-to-back days, which included a 29-pitch outing Monday against the Blue Jays. Familia also suffered his second blown save Monday.


Mets RP Jeurys Familia unavailable to pitch Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia will be unavailable for Saturday's matchup against the Braves. Familia is away from the club, as his fiancée gave birth to their son, Jeurys Jr., during Friday's game. 

The Mets do not intend to place Familia on the paternity list, and should be back in time for Sunday's series-finale. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia nails down 18th save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia got into serious trouble, but was able to work out of it to record his 18th save of the season in Friday's 5-3 win over the Braves. Familia retired the first batter he faced in the ninth, but then loaded the bases with two walks and a single.

But he was able to get Nick Markakis to ground into a game-ending double play to seal the victory for Bartolo Colon. Familia threw 25 pitches on Friday, most of them of the stressful variety. 

It was unclear whether Familia was even going to be available for Friday's game, as he was anticipating the birth of his child all evening.