WASHINGTON — Jeurys Familia’s reinvention of himself in the offseason is generating reliable early dividends.
The Mets reliever has emerged as an early reliable choice for supervisor Luis Rojas, who seeks higher-leverage alternatives for the veteran right-hander.
“We spoke [Tuesday] early morning and his self confidence is definitely higher, he’s confident of himself,” Rojas said in advance of the Mets conquer the Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday. “He is aware of the do the job that he put in to be accomplishing like this right now and also with what he extra to his repertoire.”
In addition to shedding 30 kilos about the winter season, Familia is using a curveball right after earlier relying on his energy sinker and slider.
Familia entered Wednesday with a 3.18 Era in 6 appearances, which incorporated escaping a bases-loaded jam produced by Paul Sewald in the fifth inning Tuesday.
Previous period Familia was between the