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Mets tell umps Familia not balking

Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia

#27 RP
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM26
  • W1

  • L2

  • BB14

  • K23

  • ERA2.86

PHILADELPHIA -- Mets manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen got into an animated discussion with the umpiring crew after Saturday's 14-inning win over the Phillies. And it's a discussion they have had before.

The Mets repeatedly have been told that an aspect of Jeurys Familia's delivery involving his right leg can be considered a balk. The Mets continue to counter that it's part of Familia's natural delivery and therefore permissible.

“It’s part of his delivery that he does that they said it almost can constitute a balk at times,” Collins said. “I told them, ‘You’re the 10th umpire that’s talked about it.’ Nobody has ever called it. So we’ll let it roll.”