Terry Collins is close to making Jeurys Familia the team’s closer, he told reporters after Sunday’s win.
Familia, 24, has allowed just one run and four hits in his last nine appearances.
“Three days in a row, pounding the strike zone, throwing his breaking ball for strikes, the confidence is really mounting on him,” Collins said (ESPN, May 11). “Yeah, he’s real close.”
Bobby Parnell, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kyle Farnsworth, Jose Valverde and Carlos Torres all have at least one save this season.