Jeurys Familia (pronounced Jer-ISS) graduated from Liceo Analilian Miranda High School in 2007...On June 12, 2015, he loaded the bases vs. Atlanta with one out holding a 5-3 lead...At that exact moment, his fiancée, Bianca Rivas, was at a hospital in Hackensack, N.J., giving birth to the couple's first child, Jeurys, Jr...Familia induced a double play to save the game...Built a house for his parents in the Dominican Republic...Finished it in 2015...Enjoys listening to music and playing video games....Was honored at the 2016 Thurman Munson Dinner for his success and inspiration on the fields of play and community outreach off the field...Was the largest elf in team history at the 2014 Mets Holiday Party, which is held annually for local school children.
Led the majors with 51 saves...Was the first Mets reliever to lead the majors in saves...John Franco led the NL in saves in 1990 and 1994...Set a franchise record for saves in a single season...Set the team record with his 44th save on August 31 vs. Miami... Armando Benitez (2001) and Familia (2015) held the previous mark with 43 saves...Was the first Dominican-born reliever to notch 50 or more saves in a season...José Valverde (2011) and Francisco Cordero (2004) each had 49 saves...Became the 13th pitcher to reach the 50-save plateau and his 51 saves were tied for the ninth-most in major league history...Recorded 52 straight saves in the regular season from August 1, 2015-July 26, 2016, the longest streak in team history and the third-longest streak in major league history...Eric Gagne (84 consecutive saves) owns the longest while Tom Gordon (54 straight) is second...Recorded his 100th career save to clinch the NL Wild Card on October 1 at Philadelphia...Named to his first All-Star team...Did not pitch...Was one of 10 major league relievers in the history of the game to record 31 or more saves in the first half...His 31 first-half saves were a team record...Had a save in a team-record 14 straight appearances from June 21-July 26...Posted a career-best 17.0 scoreless inning streak from June 8-July 19...Allowed five earned runs in 29.0 innings (1.55 ERA) from July 31-end of the season (28 games)...Righthanded batters were 31-152 (.204) while lefthanded hitters went 32-134 (.239).
Suffered the loss in New York's Wild Card game vs. San Francisco...Surrendered a three-run home run to the Giants' Conor Gillaspie in the ninth inning.
Finished third in the majors with 43 saves...Tied the club's single-season save record closing out a 1-0 win on the last day of the season, October 4 vs. Washington...Armando Benitez also had 43 saves in 2001...Is one of 12 pitchers in major league history to record 40 or more saves at age 25 or younger...Had the ninth-lowest ERA (1.85) in the majors (min. 60.0 innings)...Was tied for the seventhlowest ERA in team history (min. 70 innings)...Opponents hit .207 off him, the 13th-lowest mark in the NL (min. 60 innings)...Righthanders hit .201 (32-159) and lefthanders were 27-126 (.214)....Recorded the final three outs in the Mets' 10-2 win on September 26 at Cincinnati that clinched the NL East....Allowed one run over 25.0 innings (0.36 ERA) from July 31-September 21, the lowest ERA in the majors during that span (min. 20 innings)... Streak ended when he allowed a three-run home run to Atlanta's Freddie Freeman in a loss on September 23....Did not allow a run in 16.0 innings (16 games) from July 31-August 30...The 16.0-inning scoreless streak was the longest for any Mets reliever in 2015 and a career-best...Had five saves of four or more outs, which was tied for the third-most in the majors...Over the last two years, he has eight saves of four or more outs, tied for the second-most in the majors...Cody Allen is first with 11...Worked more than 1.0 inning 10 times in 2015...The Mets won four of the five games when he had a blown save....Successfully converted on each of his first 13 save opportunities....Opponents hit .159 (10-63) with RISP and were 0-7 with the bases loaded...On June 12, he loaded the bases vs. Atlanta with one out holding a 5-3 lead...At that exact moment, his fiancée, Bianca Rivas, was at a hospital in Hackensack, N.J., giving birth to the couple's first child, Jeurys, Jr...Familia induced a double play to save the game....Became the second reliever in Mets history to record 20 or more saves before July 1...Only Francisco Rodriguez has accomplished the feat (both in 2009 and 2011)...Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau....Had a 1.25 ERA (six earned runs/43.1 innings) in the first half and was 27-for-29 in save opportunities...Allowed six runs in 5.1 innings (10.13 ERA) in five appearances directly following the All-Star break (July 19-30).
Allowed one earned run in 14.2 innings (0.61 ERA) during the postseason...Had three blown saves in the World Series (Games 1, 4 and 5)...Set a single-season postseason franchise record with five saves...Had three NLCS saves which tied a NLCS record...Recorded the final three outs in Game 4 of the NLCS at Chicago...Retired all 16 batters he faced in the NLDS vs. Los Angeles...Pitched 2.0 perfect innings for the save in a 3-2 Game 5 NLDS win at Los Angeles... Became the third pitcher to have a six-out, nobaserunner save in a winner-take-all postseason game, joining the Cardinals' Bruce Sutter (Game 7, 1982 World Series) and the Mets' Jesse Orosco (Game 7, 1986 World Series)....Closed out Game 1 of the NLDS at Los Angeles with a four-out save in a 3-1 win, becoming the first Mets reliever to post a save of more than 1.0 inning in a postseason game since Jesse Orosco got the final six outs of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series vs. Boston.
Established a franchise rookie record with 76 appearances...Scott Rice held the previous mark (73 in 2013)...He led all major league rookies in games pitched...Was third in the NL and tied for fourth in the majors with his 76 outings...Had 23 holds, the most in team history for a rookie...Scott Rice held the old mark (17 in 2013)... His 23 holds were tied for the fifth most by any Mets pitcher in a single season...He led all rookies in holds and finished tied for seventh in the NL in holds...Underwent bilateral sports hernia surgery on October 25, 2014...Dr. Bill Meyers performed the procedure in Philadelphia...Collected 16 holds after the All-Star break, tied for the second-most in the majors...Washington's Tyler Clippard was first with 21...Had five saves which ranked second in the NL and fourth in the majors among rookies...Also was tied for the ninth-most by a rookie for a single-season in team history...Allowed more than one earned run twice all year: March 31 vs. Washington and September 15 vs. Miami...Had the fifth-lowest batting average against (.209) among NL pitchers with 75.0 or more innings...Posted a 1.81 ERA (14 earned runs/69.2 innings) from April 25 through the end of the season...Had a 5.87 ERA (five earned runs/7.2 innings) from March 31-April 18...Surrendered just one earned run in 22 games from June 12-August 2 (22.1 innings-0.40 ERA)...Earned his first major league win on April 25 vs. Miami with 1.0 scoreless inning in a 4-3 triumph...Also won July 18 at San Diego...Picked up his first save of the year with 1.2 scoreless frames on May 28 vs. Pittsburgh in a 5-0 victory...Also had saves on August 9 at Philadelphia, August 11 at Philadelphia, August 20 at Oakland and September 9 vs. Colorado...Constructed a career-best 10.2 scoreless inning streak from July 4-August 2.Hit Hank Conger with a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Angels a 5-4 win on April 11...Held righthanders to a .134 (20-149) mark and lefthanders to a .293 (39-133) batting average...Opponents hit .173 (14-81) with runners in scoring position and .075 (3-40) with RISP and two outs...Collected his first major league hit, a single, on May 28 vs. Pittsburgh (off Bryan Morris)...Also had an RBI single, his first major league RBI on July 30 vs. Philadelphia (off Justin De Fratus)...Finished the year 2-3 with an RBI.