Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:00:08 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia needs a night of rest, so RP Jeurys Familia will close Tuesday, July 8, if there is an opportunity.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:35:08 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia had a rocky ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, June 18, that included giving up a two-out run. RP Dana Eveland was brought into the game to face 1B Matt Adams with the tying run on first base, and Eveland recorded his first save since 2005.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets are being careful with Mejia after he dealt with back problems over the weekend, so this move isn't entirely surprising, especially because Adams has done damage against Mejia before.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:01:44 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (illness) remains unavailable Monday, June 16, after leaving after one inning with extreme stomach pain Sunday, June 15. Also unavailable Monday will be RPs Carlos Torres and Vic Black. Torres threw four innings and Black went two Sunday. Manager Terry Collins thinks RP Jenrry Mejia, who threw two innings Sunday, would be available.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 06:43:21 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia (back) underwent an MRI on his injured back and was given medication. Manager Terry Collins said it may be a few days before Mejia is available to pitch.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:01:04 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia (back) said his back remains tight, but it has improved, and he's not in pain. He's awaiting clearance from a doctor to throw Friday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: Jeurys Familia is the next in line for save opportunities behind Mejia, and he could see a chance tonight if Mejia is deemed unavailable. Familia is probably widely available still, so if you're in need of saves, stashing Familia now is the right thing to do.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:11:04 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia (back) left the game early Thursday, June 12, because of back stiffness.
Wed, 28 May 2014 13:35:55 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins has a lot of confidence in RP Jeurys Familia because of the way he's throwing lately, and Familia could be another candidate for save chances alongside RP Jenrry Mejia.
Fantasy Tip: Familia threw 1 2/3 innings of one-hit shutout ball to record the save Wednesday, tossing 15 of his 19 pitches for strikes. Mejia was unavailable. For now, Collins is just considering giving Familia some opportunities. As long as Mejia continues to perform well at the back end of the bullpen, he should be the guy that Collins trusts most as the main ninth-inning stopper.
Wed, 28 May 2014 09:46:08 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia, who won't be available to pitch Wednesday, May 28, after needing 37 pitches to get through his two-inning save Tuesday, May 27. Manager Terry Collins has used Mejia on back-to-back days only once so far, but Mejia thinks he's ready to pitch on three consecutive days. "As soon as I have the lead three days in a row in the ninth inning, I'd think about it," Collins said. "Hopefully that can be soon."
Fri, 23 May 2014 13:05:42 -0700
New York Mets RP Jose Valverde will pitch in a save situation if one arises Friday, May 23, because RP Jenrry Mejia worked back-to-back games the last two days for the first time since 2010.
Fantasy Tip: Mejia is the clear long-term option as closer for New York. He's really the only one in this bullpen owning for the time being.
Fri, 23 May 2014 07:20:38 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia recorded his second save of the season Thursday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: That's two saves in the last week. He looks to be gaining traction in the closer committee.