Following their 4-2 win against the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of their doubleheader, the Mets announced that Jeurys Familia would be going on the injured list with a right hip impingement. To take his place on the roster, the team is calling up Yennsy Diaz.
Familia became the second member of the bullpen to hit the IL today, following Robert Gsellman, who is dealing with a lat tear and will miss at least six to eight weeks. Familia last appeared for the Mets on June 20 against the Washington Nationals, allowing one earned run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning. On the season, the right-hander has a 3.63 ERA, a 3.62 FIP, and a 1.75 WHIP in 22.1 innings pitched.
Diaz, who was acquired as part of the Steven Matz trade, has been good for the team in three appearances this year, as he has yet to allow an earned run while striking out five in 4.1 innings. In his last outing on Saturday against the Nationals, he pitched 2.1 scoreless innings as he allowed two hits and struck out two batters.
The Mets are in the middle of a stretch of 33 games in 31 days, which includes three doubleheaders, and the club is also dealing with the loss of Joey Lucchesi, so their pitching depth is thin and currently ill-equipped to handle losing much of anybody. Still, they will try to push through as they maintain their hold on first place in the NL East.