PHILADELPHIA -- Jenrry Mejia had worked Thursday in D.C. and Friday in Philly, both times while dealing with a tight calf muscle. So Terry Collins gave the closer the night off and turned to Jeurys Familia to protect a 2-1 lead in the 11th.
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“This guy, I’ve got all the confidence in the world to bring him in a game in any situation and believe he’s going to make pitches," Collins said. "He’s really done an outstanding job."
Familia knew closing was his responsibility Saturday, with Mejia unavailable.
“I don’t feel pressure,” he said. “I just try to do my job, make the hitter make contact, get a groundball.”