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Seems like that’s a theme for them in the postseason

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The Giants beat the Mets last night to move on to the Division Series, but more specifically, on the offensive side of things, the Giants beat Jeurys Familia. A Brandon Crawford double, a Joe Panik walk, and a Conor Gillaspie home run gave the Giants a ninth inning win, which is good in the general sense but bad if you wanted Madison Bumgarner to really cement his legend and throw a 23 inning shutout.

Still, we’re here to talk about the Giants and Familia. Coming into the game, Familia had faced the Giants 10 times and had gone 1-0 with 4 saves and a 2.08 ERA. How did those outings go? Well gosh, why not list them all here? The dates in the headers are links, by the way, which you can’t see on the new SB Nation, but trust me. You can click them.

9/17/2013: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 1 K, 2 BB

The first time Familia ever faced the Giants, it was the top of the 9th in a game the Giants led 7-4, in the last few weeks of a season where both teams were completely irrelevant. Familia gave up a single to Brandon Belt, walked Buster Posey, gave up a single to Hunter Pence, and after striking out Joaquin Arias, walked Brandon Crawford, leaving the bases loaded for David Aardsma, who came in and cleaned up the mess, not allowing any of the inherited runners to score.

6/7/2014: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K, 0 BB

Familia’s second outing went a little better than his first. He came in with a one run lead in the sixth inning to relieve a shaky Bartolo Colon, and after giving up an infield single to Hunter Pence, dominated the Giants for the next two innings. He struck out Posey, Mike Morse, and Brandon Hicks and paved the way for Jennry Mejia to come in in the ninth and blow the save (lol) on a rally that started on a wild pitch strikeout to Angel Pagan (double lol).

8/2/2014: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB

Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in this game, but then gave up 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh. Jacob deGrom, in deference to Peavy’s good outing, gave up 2 runs in the top of the eighth before being relieved by Familia, who ended the rally by striking out Pence and getting Crawford to fly out.

8/4/2014: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 0 K, 2 BB

Oh, hey, a bad outing that mattered! Familia came in in the seventh inning of a game with a one-run lead and gave up a leadoff triple to Pence. Then, after walking Gregor Blanco, he threw a wild pitch with Posey at the plate, allowing Pence to score. He then walked Posey and gave up a single to Pablo Sandoval on which Blanco was thrown out at the plate, which was the only out he recorded. Familia was then taken out for Josh Edgin, who immediately got Belt to ground into a double play.

Also, Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth in this game for the save and lowered his ERA to 1.08, which lol.

6/11/2015: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 K, 0 BB, W

Familia came in in the top of the ninth in a tie game and got groundouts from Crawford and Matt Duffy, gave up a single to Andrew Susac, and got Belt to line out to left-center field. The Mets then won it in the bottom of the ninth on a Michael Cuddyer single.

7/6/2015: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 K, 0 BB, S

Jon Niese and Chris Heston had a great pitcher’s duel in the one, with Heston pitching 7.1 scoreless innings and Niese going 8 scoreless. But in the top of the ninth, the Mets scored 3 off Sergio Romo and Casilla, and Familia had no problem in the bottom of the ninth going through Duffy, Posey, and Pagan.

7/8/2015: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0R/ER, 0 K, 0 BB, S

Pitching against deGrom, Peavy gave up two runs in seven innings and then in the ninth, Jean Machi gave up two runs in one inning. After Bobby Parnell gave up a couple baserunners to make it a save situation, Familia came in and got a Crawford groundout, gave up a single to Belt, and finally got Susac to ground out to end the game.

4/30/2016: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 K, 0 BB, S

The Giants faced a closer in a save situation in 2016, so they lost.

8/19/2016: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB

Familia came in in relief of an inefective Josh Smoker in an attempt to keep the Giants lead in this one to 3-1. With runners on first and second, Familia gave up a single to Pence, got Eduardo Nuñez to ground into a fielder’s choice, and then Joe Panik reached on an error. Familia was then removed from the game in favor of Erik Goeddel, and his runs all scored on a Conor Gillaspie 3-run homer (!!!!).

8/21/2016: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 1 K, 0 BB

The Giants faced a closer in a save situation in 2016, so they lost.

Okay, snark aside, Gillaspie struck out, which (FUN FACT) was the last time Familia would retire Gillaspie in 2016, Posey singled, Denard Span unsuccessfully tried to bunt for a hit, and Nuñez struck out.

Those are all of the times Jeurys Familia faced the Giants before Wednesday’s game. His total line: 8.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 8 K, 4 BB, and a 2.08 ERA. All in all, I think the Giants picked a very good time to score three runs off of him.