Familia Notches 50th Consecutive Regular Season Save

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It may not have been the prettiest save you ever saw, but closer Jeurys Familia extended his incredible streak by recording his 50th consecutive regular-season save on Friday night in the Mets’ 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins.

The Mets All Star closer got into trouble and allowed a run in the ninth, but in his usual style he amped up the adrenaline, closed the game out, and preserved the victory

Familia’s regular season saves streak is the fourth longest in major league history, trailing only Eric Gagne (84), Tom Gordon (54) and Jose Valverde (51).

The last time Familia had a blown save was nearly a year ago on July 30, 2015, when the Padres scored three runs in the ninth capped by a Justin Upton go-ahead home run.

Familia, the MLB saves leader, now has 34 saves in 34 chances this season, with a 2.58 ERA, 1.261 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings pitched.

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