Familia (shoulder) struck out one in a perfect eighth inning Wednesday in the Mets' 5-1 loss to the Nationals.

The Mets brought Familia back from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's series opener, but he wasn't summoned from the bullpen until a low-leverage opportunity surfaced Wednesday. Familia skirted any trouble in his first appearance back from the IL, but he may need to string together a few quality showings in a row before the Mets reinstall him as the top setup man for closer Edwin Diaz.

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