Jeurys Familia
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia has been placed on the 10-day injured list after sustaining an injury to his shoulder. 

The injuries for the New York Mets keep on rolling in.

On Tuesday, the ballclub announced that they’ve placed relief pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list. Familia has been diagnosed with a Bennett lesion, which is a type of bone spur in the shoulder area.

The Mets bullpen will now have to be led by relief pitchers Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman, Edwin Diaz and newcomer Brooks Pounders.

Familia thus far in 2019 has had a tough outgoing. Familia is posting an ERA of 7.81 through 27.2 innings pitched. He’s given up 30 hits, 24 earned runs, and 21 walks.

He’s not the only Mets pitcher to land on the 10-day IL recently. Right-hander Noah Syndergaard suffered a low-grade hamstring strain in last Saturday’s win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Syndergaard was scheduled to pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first of a four-game series on Thursday. However, Mets manager Mickey Callaway will call up Walker Lockett from Triple-A Syracuse to replace him.

Additionally, the Mets have optioned relief pitcher Drew Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse. Gagnon had a horrible showing on Monday night against the Braves. Through 1.1 innings pitched, Gagnon allowed five hits, four earned runs and three walks. He was a big reason why the Mets fell 12-3 that night, as the bullpen “just stunk” according to Callaway.

The Mets closed out their three-game series against the Braves Thursday night with a 7-2 loss. They’ll now travel to Chicago to play a four-game series against the Cubs and then to Philadelphia to play another four-game series against the Phillies.

The Mets are currently 8.5 games out of first place in the NL East with 88 games left to play. Needless to say, they need to start winning and doing it consistently.

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