Vargas (4-5) allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts across six innings to earn a victory against the Twins on Wednesday.
While the Mets did win 14-4, they scored nine of their runs in the eighth or later. Vargas wasn't spectacular, but he needed his quality start to snap a two-game losing streak and win his first game since June 11. Vargas owns a 4.25 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 68 strikeouts in 82.2 innings this season. He will pitch next at home against the Padres on Tuesday.
Vargas (3-5) took the loss Friday as the Mets fell 8-4 to the Marlins, coughing up six runs on five hits and a walk over five-plus innings while striking out one.
The veteran southpaw got taken deep by Curtis Granderson and Garrett Cooper in the third inning, then put the first two batters he faced in the sixth aboard before getting the hook and watching them come around to score. Vargas will take a 4.23 ERA and 64:31 K:BB through 76.2 innings into his next start Thursday in San Francisco.
Vargas (3-4) took the loss Wednesday against the Yankees after surrendering three runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out six and walked two.
Vargas gave up two runs on three hits during the first inning, but he then held the Yankees off the board until the sixth when he served up a solo homer to Didi Gregorius. The veteran left-hander hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since mid-April and will enter the All-Star break with a 3.77 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 63:30 K:BB across 71.2 innings.
Vargas allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out 10 across 6.1 innings Wednesday against the Phillies. He did not factor into the decision.
Though he didn't allow any runs through the first two frames, Vargas found his groove in the middle innings, at one point retiring 11 consecutive batters -- seven of which came on strikeouts. The only major blemish in his line came on a solo home run by Jean Segura in the sixth inning. Despite that, it was an excellent outing for Vargas, as his season-high 10 strikeouts were backed up by 16 swinging strikes on 77 total pitches. Vargas has been surprisingly effective this season, maintaining a 3.66 ERA and 1.28 WHIP to go along with a 57:28 K:BB across 66.1 innings. He'll look to keep things going in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday against the Yankees.
Vargas allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks across 4.2 innings during a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday.
Entering the fifth, Vargas had yielded just two unearned runs, but he tossed up a homer in the frame that cost him a chance at the win. The Mets let Vargas face three batters after giving up the lead, but he still didn't make it out of the fifth to qualify for the win anyway. Failing to make it through the fifth is common for Vargas, but he hasn't yielded more than three earned runs in any of his last 10 outings. Vargas is 3-3 with a 3.75 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 60 innings this season. He will make his next start at the Phillies on Wednesday.
Vargas (calf) is listed as the Mets' probable pitcher for Friday's game against the Cubs.
Vargas' inclusion in the Mets' pitching schedule implies that the team has no concern for the southpaw's health after he was forced to exit his previous start Sunday against the Cardinals due to cramping in his left calf. Unless he experiences a setback with the calf in his pre-start bullpen session Tuesday or Wednesday, Vargas shouldn't face any restrictions when he returns to the bump in Chicago. His abbreviated outing last weekend ended a streak of three consecutive quality starts.
Vargas (calf) isn't expected to miss his next start after leaving Sunday's game against St. Louis, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Vargas reportedly felt his calf cramp in the top of the fourth inning, and his hamstring also cramped in the bottom of the frame while batting. Despite this, the Mets believe he'll be ready to take the ball for his upcoming start, which lines up for Friday at the Cubs.
Vargas was removed from Sunday's start versus the Cardinals with a left calf cramp, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Vargas suffered the cramp while at the plate in the fourth inning and was unable to finish his at-bat. The 36-year-old allowed three runs (two earned) over four innings prior to leaving the game, but it looks as though he avoided a serious injury.
Vargas (3-3) earned the win in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Yankees by allowing three runs on seven hits across six innings. He struck out three and walked two.
Vargas labored through the first four frames -- including a three-run third inning -- but calmed down during the fifth and sixth innings to notch his third straight quality start. The veteran lefty has turned his disastrous start to the season into a respectable 3.68 ERA and 1.36 WHIP, and he will look to continue his strong string of performances Monday in Atlanta.
Vargas' start against the Yankees on Monday has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Vargas was slated to take the mound in the series opener, but Mother Nature had other plans. The southpaw is now scheduled to start the nightcap of Tuesday's twin bill, per Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo! Sports.
Vargas (2-3) picked up the win in Wednesday's 7-0 victory over the Giants, scattering five hits and a walk while striking out eight in his eighth career shutout.
After Joe Panik led off the game with a double, Vargas didn't allow a runner into scoring position the rest of the night. The veteran lefty lowered his ERA nearly a full run to 3.57 while boosting his K:BB to 37:19 through 45.1 innings. He'll look to keep rolling in his next start, which will unfold Monday on the road against the Yankees.
Vargas (1-3) gave up only one run in seven innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday but was pinned with the loss. He allowed six hits and three walks while striking out six.
It looked like it was going to be a long night for Vargas after the Dodgers scored a run on a triple and a double after only two batters, but the lefty fought his way out of the jam and did not allow another run for the remainder of his seven innings. Unfortunately, he was outpitched by Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, who blanked the Mets for 7.2 innings. The quality start was the first of the season for Vargas and he has now held opponents to two runs in 12 innings since his return from the injured list with a hamstring injury. He'll face the Giants on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.
Vargas allowed one run on five hits with three strikeouts and three walks over five innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday.
Pitching for the first time since May 5, Vargas permitted the Tigers to place a runner in scoring position in every inning except one. Dating back to before his hamstring injury, Vargas has allowed only one run in four of his last five outings. However, he's still trying to make up for yielding eight runs over 1.1 innings during two appearances in the middle of April. Mostly for that reason, he's still 1-2 with a 5.22 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 29.1 innings. He is scheduled to pitch again Thursday against the Dodgers.
Vargas (hamstring) was activated ahead of Saturday's start against the Tigers.
He had been out since May 5 with a hamstring strain. Prior to that injury, Vargas logged a 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 17 strikeouts over 18 innings in four starts. His performance has improved, but he is also averaging fewer than five innings per start over that stretch, so he may not go deep enough to qualify for the win Saturday.
Vargas (hamstring) will be activated from the 10-day injured list to start Saturday's game against the Tigers, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
With Vargas experiencing no complications with his strained left hamstring coming out of his May 19 rehab start with Double-A Binghamton, he'll be ready to go when the Mets require a fifth starter again this weekend. Vargas' impending return from a three-week absence will result in Wilmer Font moving back to a bullpen role.
Vargas (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
The veteran lefty is closing in on his return from a hamstring strain. If all goes well during the side session, Vargas would likely be activated from the 10-day injured list and take the hill Saturday against the Tigers, when a fifth starter would next be needed.
Vargas (hamstring) could return to the rotation later in the week, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Vargas made a rehab start Sunday at Double-A Binghamton, and it appears he may be on track to return from the injured list without another minor-league appearance. He figures to take the spot of Wilmer Font upon his return, per Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports.
Vargas (hamstring) is slated to make a rehab start Sunday at Double-A Binghamton, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
After Vargas completed an extended bullpen session Tuesday, there had been some optimism that he would be ready to return from the 10-day injured list to make a start this weekend in Miami. The Mets have instead decided to have Vargas test out his left hamstring in the minors before bringing him back from the IL, which means the team will require a replacement starter again Monday in Washington. Wilmer Font has been unimpressive in his first two turns as the fifth starter, so it's possible the Mets call upon long reliever Drew Gagnon to make a spot start in Vargas' stead.
Vargas (hamstring) said he threw the equivalent of multiple innings during a bullpen session Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Vargas experienced no unexpected discomfort with his left hamstring during the session and will throw on the side later this week while also testing out his mobility through fielding drills. Fellow rotation mate Steven Matz (forearm) also completed a bullpen session Tuesday and looks poised to beat Vargas back from the IL to start a game this weekend in Miami. Vargas should be ready to return soon after Matz, but it's uncertain if he'll recapture his rotation spot or if the Mets will elect to stick with the newly acquired Wilmer Font as their fifth starter.
Manager Mickey Callaway said Sunday that Vargas (hamstring) would begin a throwing program this week, Gerard Gilberto of Yahoo Sports reports.
Vargas is expected to initiate his program by playing catch Monday before gradually advancing to throwing bullpen sessions and live batting-practice sessions. The southpaw is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list Thursday, but it doesn't appear likely that he'll be reinstated until next week at the soonest.
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