Familia struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning and picked up the save Tuesday against the Cardinals. Familia is now a perfect 36-for-36 in saves this season and has converted 52 straight dating back to August 1 of last season. This marks the 10th time in 48 appearances in 2016 that Familia has struck out at least two batters, and he now owns a nifty 47:18 K:BB in 47.1 innings.
Familia pitched a clean ninth inning Sunday to pick up his 35th save of the season in a win over the Marlins. He's already just eight saves shy of Armando Benitez's club record of 43 set back in 2001 with over two full months of the season to go. The Mets' rotation has shown some cracks, but the back of their bullpen remains in excellent hands with Familia.
Familia allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two over one inning to earn his 34th save Friday at the Marlins. Familia was protecting a three-run lead, and after allowing a run, he had the tying runs on base with two outs before inducing a ground out to end the drama. This was the first run he's allowed since June 4, and he now has a 2.58 ERA on the season.
Familia worked around a hit and two walks to secure his 33rd save of the year Tuesday against the Cubs. Familia escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play to remain perfect in save chances this season. Last year, in his first full-time gig as a closer, Familia notched 43 saves. The 26-year-old is now on pace to challenge the 60-save mark in his second go-round. However, he continues to skate on thin ice, and his .229 BAA and 1.18 WHIP place him last among the top six save-getters in 2016.
Familia notched his 32nd save with a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Phillies. He struck out two. The Mets closer was razor-sharp, throwing 10 of his 14 pitches for strikes, with four of those being of the swing-and-miss variety. Familia is now a perfect 32-for-32 in save opportunities this season, including 5-for-5 in that category to date in July.