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, workforce 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 Familia has a 7.50 ERA in his nightmarish season, however has pitched simply 3 times since Bones returned to his outdated job (Bones had been demoted throughout the group final winter after seven seasons because the workforce’s bullpen coach).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 many of the guys on this room so he has a good suggestion if we now 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 by which 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 method 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 in opposition to the Marlins.

The appropriate-hander additionally prolonged his streak of innings with out permitting a homer in opposition to Miami to 60. The final Marlins participant to homer in opposition to 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 shouldn’t be thought of as an choice to pitch in aid earlier than then. Matz made two aid 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 in opposition to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a no-decision. The left-hander had struggled in his earlier 4 appearances since his promotion from Double-A Binghamton.