Familia notched a one-out save, striking out one in the win over the Phillies on Sunday.
After a game tying home-run by Rhys Hoskins was reversed and ruled a double, Familia entered for the injured Edwin Diaz with two outs in the ninth inning in a one-run game. Familia was able to strike out Bryce Harper for the final out to preserve the lead and record his first save of the season. Familia doesn't normally find himself pitching in save situations, but Sunday was a unique scenario. The 31-year-old has a higher WHIP (1.57) than ERA (1.29) this season.
Familia has a 2.45 ERA, 2.18 WHIP and 3:2 K:BB through 3.2 innings over five appearances to begin the season, recording one hold.
The WHIP isn't a typo -- Familia has been tagged for six hits in addition to his two walks, but one of the two runs he's given up was unearned, cushioning the blow to his ratios. The right-hander still has an electric fastball, and his 96.9 mph average is the best mark he's recorded since 2015, but his inability to command it keeps him from consistent high-leverage use.
Familia has walked six batters while striking out only two over five Grapefruit League innings so far this spring.
The right-hander's 1.80 ERA is superficially strong, but Familia has not pitched well in camp. The back of the Mets bullpen remains a jumble after closer Edwin Diaz and new setup man Trevor May, but it's hard to see Familia being entrusted with high-leverage work until he solves his control woes.
Familia (2-0) earned his second win of the season Wednesday against the Orioles, allowing one hit and one walk in a scoreless eighth inning.
Familia only threw six of 13 pitches for strikes but got the job done and received the win after Pete Alonso gave the Mets the lead in the bottom half of the eighth with a solo shot to right-center. The 31-year-old has given up only one run in his last seven appearances but his 4:4 K:BB over that span shows he's still struggling to find the strike zone at times. Familia will remain locked in as the team's setup man unless Edwin Diaz sustains an injury or begins to massively struggle.
Familia (1-0) was credited with the win in Wednesday's victory over the Nationals, allowing one hit and one walk over two innings of relief. He struck out four.
Robert Gsellman got the start but only lasted two innings, and Familia was the most effective reliever to follow him, working the fourth and fifth innings on a night when the Mets offense erupted for 11 runs. Familia has had a couple of rough appearances this season -- he walked three batters and was charged with two runs in only two-thirds of an inning Saturday -- to inflate his 4.32 ERA and 1.68 WHIP, but he now has a win and two holds in eight outings and remains part of the high-leverage crew in manager Luis Rojas' bullpen.
Familia walked one and struck out one in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief during Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
After Steven Matz was chased from the game early, the Mets' bullpen combined for five clean frames, with Familia doing his part. The 30-year-old has posted a 3.18 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB through 5.2 innings over six appearances so far, but the heavy workload has resulted in only one hold. Despite his solid results so far, Familia still appears to be behind the likes of Seth Lugo and Dellin Betances for high-leverage opportunities.
Familia has changed the grip on his split-finger fastball to make it function as more of an off-speed pitch, John Harper of SNY reports.
At the urging of new Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, Familia widened his fingers when throwing the pitch to create more separation in velocity between it and his sinker. The right-hander also lost 30 pounds this offseason, resulting in cleaner and easier mechanics on the mound. The improvements resulted in a 1.80 ERA and 5:3 K:BB through five innings this spring before MLB was put on pause, and if Familia is able to return to form he could be a key part of the club's late-inning crew. His actual role once the regular season begins is unclear; however. Edwin Diaz remains the closer, and Seth Lugo, Justin Wilson and even potentially Dellin Betances -- who's still making his way back from a torn Achilles -- could all be ahead of Familia as setup options.
Familia dropped 30 pounds since the end of last season, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Players reporting to camp in better shape is hardly uncommon news for this time of year and is rarely enough reason on its own to adjust a player's projection. For those looking for a reason to buy a bounceback from Familia after his 5.70 ERA last season, however, this is at least something to point to. The good version of Familia, who has saved 124 games in his career and owns a 3.16 ERA over eight seasons in the big leagues, could potentially push for a ninth-inning role if Edwin Diaz falters again, but his weight loss alone isn't enough reason to assume he'll be back to his previous form.
Familia (3-1) picked up the win in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Marlins, walking one and striking out one in a scoreless seventh inning.
The right-hander was in the right place at the right time, as the Mets erupted for three runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 5-4 lead they wouldn't relinquish. Familia has had a rough season but has been pitching a little better since coming off the IL in early July, posting a 4.00 ERA through nine innings -- albeit with a shaky 11:9 K:BB and 2.11 WHIP in nine innings.
Familia (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Familia was sent to the shelf June 18 due to a Bennett lesion in his right shoulder, but he managed to make a rehab appearance Friday without issue and will return to the team in time for Tuesday's series opener. He'll aim to get back on track after posting a 7.81 ERA with a 28:21 K:BB over 27.2 innings so far this season, and he's expected to continue to see action in high-leverage scenarios, per Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports.
Familia (shoulder) made a rehab appearance Friday and felt fine afterward, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Familia was sharp Friday, throwing just 13 pitches over 1.1 clean innings and punching out two batters, so the Mets are deciding if he needs any more time in the minors before coming off the injured list. One way or another, it's looking likely Familia will be back in the Mets' bullpen before the All-Star break.
Familia (shoulder) could begin a minor-league rehab assignment in the near future, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Familia has been on the shelf since June 18 with a Bennet lesion in his right shoulder, but he's feeling better and nearing a return to game action. While the right-hander spent time on the injured list earlier in the season due to the same issue, he said he's not considering surgery at this point, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Familia (shoulder) will not undergo an MRI, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
Familia spent time on the injured list earlier in the season due to the same issue (a Bennett lesion), so the Mets don't believe another MRI is necessary. The reliever will rest and do arm exercises until he's cleared to resume throwing.
Familia was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a Bennett lesion in his right shoulder, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
It's not clear how much time Familia is expected to miss. The injury perhaps explains why he allowed seven runs while recording just four outs over his last two outings, though he's struggled all season, with his ERA sitting at 5.81 even before those two rough appearances.
Familia struck out both batters he faced to record his seventh hold of the season in Sunday's win over the Tigers.
After Zack Wheeler ran out of gas in the eighth inning and put runners on first and second with one out in a 4-3 game, Familia came in and fanned Dawel Lugo and Nick Castellanos on nine pitches to end the threat. The right-hander's numbers on the year aren't pretty, largely as a result of a 6.5 BB/9, but since coming off the IL in mid-May he's been more effective with a 4.26 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 6:2 K:BB through 6.1 innings.
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.
The Mets plan to activate Familia (shoulder) ahead of Tuesday's series opener against the Nationals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
New York was planning to reinstate Familia on Sunday, but that was scrapped after the Mets' game against the Marlins was postponed due to inclement weather. Familia thus shouldn't face any restrictions while picking up a couple extra days of rest before returning to the big leagues, though Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports notes that the right-hander won't immediately reclaim his normal setup role.
Familia (shoulder) said he expects the Mets to activate him from the injured list prior to Sunday's game, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
After spending a week or so rehabbing in Port St. Lucie, Familia is now back in New York and said that he's feeling "back to normal." It sounds like Familia will return after missing just one more than the minimum 10 days required by his IL stint, but it would not be a surprise if the Mets eased him back in with a couple lower-leverage appearances before returning Familia to setup duty.
Familia (shoulder) traveled to Port. St. Lucie to rehab, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Familia landed on the injured list earlier in the week with a sore shoulder, but the fact that he's already ready to begin rehabbing suggests his stay on the shelf may not be an extended one. The veteran reliever will be eligible to return May 11, and the hope is that he'll be ready to return at that time or shortly after.
Familia was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a sore shoulder, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Familia has allowed four runs over his last three appearances, potentially due to his shoulder issues. An MRI taken Wednesday revealed a Bennett lesion (an issue similar to a bone spur), Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. He received an injection Wednesday and will be out for at least 10 days; according to Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo! Sports, the Mets hope Familia will be ready to return when first eligible. Ryan O'Rourke's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
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|05/05||@ STL||W 7-2||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|05/02||@ PHI||W 8-7||1||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|04/30||@ PHI||L 1-2||1.0||0||0||2||1|
|04/27||vs BOS||L 1-2||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|04/24||vs WAS||L 1-7||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|04/20||@ CHC||L 1-3||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|04/14||vs PHI||W 5-1||0.1||1||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||121.0||24||24||0||6||9||0||137||74||117||5.58||1.579|
|2011||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||36.0||6||6||0||1||1||0||36||8||21||1.50||0.806|
|2013||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||3.0||3||1||0||0||1||0||3||2||2||3.00||1.333|
|2013||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||5.0||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||1||5||0.00||1.200|
|2017||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||3.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||5||2||1||0.00||1.000|