Jeurys Familia has Mets bullpen prediction for the second half


MIAMI — Jeurys Familia’s try at resurrecting his season will embrace a gentle oversight from a trusted presence.

In deciding on a brand new bullpen coach final month, crew officers put a heavy emphasis on Ricky Bones’ previous working relationship with Familia, in keeping with a membership supply. Familia has a 7.50 ERA in his nightmarish season, however has pitched simply thrice since Bones returned to his previous job (Bones had been demoted throughout the group final winter after seven seasons because the crew’s bullpen coach). Bones changed Chuck Hernandez, who was fired together with pitching coach Dave Eiland.

“It’s good that everybody is aware of [Bones] right here, he is aware of a lot of the guys on this room so he has a good suggestion if now we have to work on one thing as a result of he’s been right here so a few years,” Familia mentioned earlier than the Mets beat the Marlins, 4-2, on Saturday, a recreation wherein he didn’t pitch.

The bullpen entered play with a 5.64 ERA that ranked 28th within the main leagues. Over the earlier 38 video games, the bullpen had a 7.64 ERA.

“All people within the bullpen goes to have a means higher second half,” Familia mentioned.

Noah Syndergaard, who allowed two runs in seven innings, improved to 7-1 with a 1.83 ERA in 10 profession begins towards the Marlins.

The suitable-hander additionally prolonged his streak of innings with out permitting a homer towards Miami to 60. The final Marlins participant to homer towards Syndergaard was Marcell Ozuna on June 3, 2016.

Steven Matz threw a simulated recreation upon the Mets’ return from the All-Star break to sharpen up for his return to the rotation Wednesday in Minnesota. The left-hander is just not thought-about as an choice to pitch in reduction earlier than then. Matz made two reduction appearances within the ultimate week of the primary half.

Anthony Kay had a robust efficiency for Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, permitting one run over 5 ¹/₃ innings towards Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a no-decision. The left-hander had struggled in his earlier 4 appearances since his promotion from Double-A Binghamton.