The Mets' bullpen was dealt another blow after closer Jeurys Familia experienced groin tightness in last night's game. Familia entered the game in the eighth inning with the Mets in a bases-loaded jam with two outs. He retired the batter, but after the game revealed that he had suffered the injury.
The tightness in the muscle began during the last few pitches of the at-bat. However, he did clarify that the injury was not believed to be serious. The lack of worry is perhaps confirmed by his understanding that he would not be sent for an MRI. Nonetheless, Familia stated that he would not have returned to the game in the ninth inning. Meanwhile, Terry Collins labeled the injury as "cramping."
Familia, who was told he would only be out for a "day or two," is nevertheless expected to be unavailable for the next few days. Familia has appeared in 31 of the Mets' 69 games this season, tossing 32⅔ innings with a 1.38 ERA, 35 strikeouts, and just ten walks.