Timeline: Jeurys Familia’s history with the Mets

November 2, 2016


July 13, 2007: Familia signs with the Mets as a non-drafted free agent. 2008: Appears in first game in Mets organization with Gulf Coast League Mets. 2009: Honored as the Sterling Organizational Pitcher of the Year for Class A Savannah. Sept. 4, 2012: Tosses a scoreless inning in his Mets’ major league debut against St. Louis. Oct. 1, 2012: Makes the first start of his career and tossed four scoreless innings against Miami. May 3, 2013: Earns the first save of his career by closing out a 7-5 win over Atlanta in 10 innings. 2014 season: Enjoys a breakout season by setting the Mets franchise record with 76 appearances as a relief pitcher. His 23 holds are the most by a rookie in team history. He posts a 2.21 ERA. April 12, 2015: Collects his first save of the season in a win over Atlanta while taking over as the closer for the suspended Jenrry Mejia. Familia ultimately records 43 saves. June 12, 2015: Works out of a bases-loaded jam to secure a win over Atlanta and then dashes to Hackensack University Medical Center to meet his newborn son, Jeurys Jr. Oct. 15, 2015: Tosses two perfect innings and strikes out the Dodgers’ Howie Kendrick to notch the save in Game 5 of the NLDS that sends the Mets to the NLCS. He threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in the series. Oct. 27, 2015: With the Mets just two outs from a Game 1 victory to start the World Series, Familia allows a game-tying homer to the Royals’ Alex Gordon. Kansas City goes on to win Game 1, 5-4, in 14 innings. July 26, 2016: Secures the save against St. Louis and extends his streak to 52 straight regular-season appearances without a blown save, the third-longest streak in baseball history. July 27, 2016: The streak ends when Familia allows two runs in the ninth to the Cardinals and suffers the loss in a 5-4 defeat. Familia had been 36-for-36 in 2016 before the rough outing. Aug. 31, 2016: Sets the Mets’ record with his 44th save of the season. Oct. 5, 2016: In the NL wild-card game, he surrenders a three-run homer in the ninth inning of a scoreless game to the Giants’ Conor Gillaspie. The Mets went on to lose, 3-0. Oct. 31, 2016: Arrested on a domestic violence charge in Fort Lee.