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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...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins’ Bullpen Management: Familia Unconcerned With Heavy Workload

Jeurys Familia told the New York Post he is unconcerned with his heavy workload and the pace with which manager Terry Collins is using him. “T.C. knows when we need a day, when we feel tired,” Familia said. “He knows what he is doing. He is a smart manager, and when somebody needs a day just tell T.C., and that is it.” “I like to be in the game,” Familia added. “It...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Familia Leads Majors With 11 Saves

Despite getting tagged for a solo homerun on pitch that caught too much of the plate, Jeurys Familia quickly regrouped and earned his MLB leading 11th save of the season in last night’s 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. In 14.1 innings pitched, Familia has a 0.56 WHIP and 1.88 ERA with 17 strikeouts. Familia has paired his excellent sinker with a lethal slider that he can...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Trending Up and Down: Familia, Lagares Doing It All For Mets

Trending Up #1 A Perfect 10 For 10 Jeurys Familia has 10 saves (T- 1st in MLB) in as many opportunities this year. He is striking out 10.80 batters per nine innings with a sparkling 1.35 ERA. The NY Mets have one of the hottest closers in the game right now and if the offense, along with the starting pitching, can put the team on top by the ninth inning- Familia is a sure fire...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

With Familia Dominating As Closer, Is Mejia Finished As A Met?

It’s been a few weeks since Jenrry Mejia was slapped with an 80-game suspension for testing positive for stanzolol, a performance enhancing drug. With Mejia out, and Bobby Parnell still working his way back from Tommy John surgery a year ago, 25 year old Jeurys Familia has had the reigns of closer bestowed upon him, he has surely lived up to the task. Familia has pitched in 11...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets Have the Best Record in Baseball: Can they Maintain It?

New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long, left, congratulates New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) after Familia earned his seventh save in the Mets 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game in New York, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Don’t look now but the New York Mets have the best record in Major League Baseball. While it’s only...
Via The Sports Journal
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Reacting to Familia saving over Parnell

Earlier this week, New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced that Jeurys Familia will continue to hold the closer’s role for the first few weeks of Bobby Parnell’s return from TJ Surgery. This means that Familia will be holding the closer’s job well into the beginning of the season, and may hold onto it for a long while after that. Both of these two have had success...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia needs to rely on control, deception

The New York Mets’ bullpen will play host to a myriad of superb closer candidates this spring – perhaps none more so than Jeurys Familia. Familia, 25, has the opportunity to step into a closing role this spring while incumbent Bobby Parnell works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The dynamic pitcher’s emergence in 2014 can be attributed to a devastating mix of a 96.2 mph...
Via Around Citi
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jeurys Familia underwent surgery for bilateral sports hernias

New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia had surgery Friday to repair a bilateral sports hernia reports Mike Vorkunov of The Star Ledger and Familia will need a few weeks to recover, but he should report to Spring Training on time in February.Jeurys Familia underwent surgery for bilateral sports hernias Friday in Philly— Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) October 25, 2014 ...
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October 25, 2014  |  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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