Familia to Continue Tune-Up with Ponies on MondayBINGHAMTON, NY – Current New York Mets closer and former Binghamton Met, Jeurys Familia is scheduled to continue his tune-up in the Minor League system with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Monday night at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton plays the Portland Sea Dogs at 6:35 PM.
Familia, 27, has appeared in 247 games in relief for the Mets across five seasons. In the last two years, the Dominican Republic native has notched a combined 94 saves. In 2016, Familia led the National League with 51 saves and received his first All-Star honor.
His only season as a B-Met came in 2011 when he was a starting pitcher. He went 4-4 with a 3.49 ERA over 17 starts.
Familia was suspended for 15 games to start the season for a domestic violence incident that occurred last October. The right-hander threw a scoreless inning for the St. Lucie Mets (High-A) on Saturday night.
Tickets for Monday’s game can be purchased at any time at the Rumble Ponies’ website (www.bingrp.com). The NYSEG Stadium box office opens at 9 AM on Monday. Fans can also call (607) 722-FUNN starting at 9 AM on Monday to purchase tickets for Monday’s game.