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Gut Reaction: Padres 8, Mets 7 (7/30/15)

In perhaps the most disappointing game of the year, the Mets lost a 7-1 lead and fell to the Padres, 8-7, in a game where the rain played a big part. It looked like the Mets were going to escape with a 7-5 lead. Bobby Parnell and Hansel Robles gave back four runs in the seventh inning but Tyler Clippard restored order in the 8th. Jeurys Familia came on and then the rains came. Familia...
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Familia Will Remain Closer, Clippard Says “Nats Are Beatable”

Terry Collins told reporters at Citi Field that despite the addition of Tyler Clippard on Monday, Jeurys Familia will remain the closer of the New York Mets. Regarding the acquisition of Clippard, Collins said “We got a lot better today.” Clippard had 17 saves with Oakland this season to go with a 2.79 ERA and 1.190 WHIP over 38 […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia Will Remain The Team’s Closer

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, a team official said that the addition of Tyler Clippard does not change the top of the hierarchy in the backend of the bullpen. In other words, Jeurys Familia remains the closer of the New York Mets despite his recent struggles. That’s the way it should be. Clippard will be […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Familia Has Struggled Since the Break, Says Fatigue Isn’t an Issue

After a dominating first half, Mets’ closer Jeurys Familia hasn’t been as sharp following the All-Star break. He’s allowed three runs and seven hits during his last four appearances, including a blown save in yesterday’s 3-2 victory over the Dodgers, his fourth blown save of the season.. Familia yielded back to back doubles to Adrian […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 3 Dodgers 2 (10) (7/26/15)

Jeurys Familia blew his second save in a week. The Mets didn’t hit all that much against Zack Grienke. In fact, they had no extra-base hit at all, technically. And they won, anyway. Juan Uribe blasted a ball off the wall in the bottom of the 10th, scoring Curtis Granderson, who had led off with a double. Uribe was credited with a single, but under any other circumstances, that...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez backs Mets closer Jeurys Familia's All-Star campaign

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia faces some tough competition for the final All-Star spot on the National League team, but if it were up to former Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez, he'd take Familia in a heartbeat. "When you look at the numbers, you don't really stop to think about the importance that Familia has had for the Mets," Martinez said during a conference call, per
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom And Familia Should Be Locks For All-Star Game

With their outstanding first half performances, there’s a strong chance that both Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia earn All-Star game selections. “Pick up the program and look at what they’ve done,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “You’ve got Jacob, who’s put up a tremendous run, and Jeurys — if we had a lead a few more times, he’d be leading the league in saves...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia ready to close for Mets again

The New York Mets received some encouraging news before their game on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Closer Jeurys Familia told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that he is ready to take the mound for the Mets again after dealing with tightness in his groin over the weekend. Familia has been rock solid filling in for suspended closer Jenrry Mejia this season. In 21 attempts...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The sheer dominance of Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia was thrust into the closer’s role this season after showing some improvements the year before. Bobby Parnell, last year’s presumed closer went down in his first game, received Tommy John surgery for his trouble and is still on his way back to pitching in the majors. The man who took over the ninth inning for the vast proportion of 2014, Jenrry Mejia, is out until...
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia faces uphill battle for Opening Day roster spot

The good news is that Jeurys Familia has not pitched in the first three exhibition games of the year and is therefore not among the nine pitchers in camp with an ERA of 9.00 or above. The bad news is, well, just about everything else. Familia has gone from hot-shot pitching prospect to potential future closer to staring at another season in the minors and being bypassed by others...
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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