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Jeurys Familia relieved Vic Black with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning.

He walked in a run, but avoided further damage, finishing the game for his fourth save.

Familia is 2-3 with a 1.97 ERA in 61 relief appearances this season.

He is tied for the second-most appearances by a National League reliever this season.

Thankfully, he got a nice play from Wilmer Flores in the field off a rocket, one-hopper hit to the shortstop's feet. Flores did a nice job knocking the ball down, followed by a smooth, calm throw for the out.

I love how composed Familia is on the mound, even in rocky situations. Of course, as was the case with Armando Benitez, Familia's sinker scares me with runners on base, but he's also young and learning how to handle these tight spots. In either case, it's exciting to think of what the back-end of this bullpen can be in a year, with Familia, Jenrry Mejia and Bobby Parnell, all healthy, all capable of being the team's closer on any given night.

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