NY Met Closer to Appear Tonight With the Rumble Ponies
After a day off for Easter, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies are back at it at NYSEG Stadium. They begin a 4 game set against Boston's Double-A affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs.
It's a chance to see current New York Mets closer and former Binghamton Met, Jeurys Familia. On Saturday, he pitched for the St. Lucie Mets (High-A) and had one scoreless inning. He's scheduled to continue his tune-up tonight with the Rumble Ponies.
Familia has pitched in 247 games in relief for the last five seasons. In the last two years, he has 94 saves and last year, he led the National League with 51 saves and got his first All-Star honor.
He pitched for the Binghamton Mets in 2011. Back then, he was a starting pitcher and went 4-4 with a 3.49 ERA in 17 starts. It appears the move to the bullpen has worked out very well for him and the Mets.
First pitch is at 6:35. To keep up with all things Ponies, go here.
[via Binghamton Rumble Ponies]