Mets RHP Jeurys Familia surrendered a go-ahead two-run double to Tucker Barnhart in the eighth inning of Sunday's 10-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field in his first set of back-to-back outings since returning from a blood clot.
Familia (1-2) allowed two runs, two hits and three walks in 2/3 of an inning. After he intentionally walked Scott Schebler with a runner on second and one out, Barnhart followed with a double to right field that broke a 5-5 tie. Familia then walked two of the next three batters before manager Terry Collins pulled him.
Familia, who recorded a franchise-record 51 saves last season, only has three this season after spending three and a half months on the disabled list due to a blood clot in his shoulder.
"I don't feel tired, but at the same time I think I'm trying too much," Familia, 27, said, according to Newsday's Steven Marcus. "I'm just trying to get to the point where I've always been when I'm healthy 100 percent. But like I said I lost three months of the season. I gotta keep working on my delivery and see what happens.''