Manager Terry Collins announced prior to this afternoon’s game that both closer Jeurys Familia and reliever Jim Henderson, would both be unavailable to pitch in today’s ballgame.
Jeurys Familia has made appearances in three straight games, recording a save in each, and Collins has elected to give Familia a much needed day of rest. Set-up man Addison Reed is the candidate most likely to pitch the ninth inning today if a save situation is necessary.
Jim Henderson was removed from last night’s game after tearing his fingernail last night while throwing a pitch in the bottom of the tenth inning. Henderson was getting the skin glued back on his fingernail this morning and is considered day-to-day.