Vargas Picks Up Mets Career Where He Left It

If you blinked, you might’ve missed Jason Vargas pitching for the Mets 10 years ago. In his two starts for the 2007 Mets, he was 0-1 with a 12.19 ERA.

Well, if you missed it, you got a sample of it tonight.

Right off the bat, the Padres made Petco look like pre-humidor Coors Field.  Vargas allowed a two run homer to Christian Villaneuva, and later that inning, a Juan Lagares rare misplay led to a Manuel Margot two RBI triple.  Believe it or not, things got worse from there . . . much worse.

After all was said and done, Vargas’ final line was 3.2 innings, nine hits, nine runs, nine earned, three walks, and five strikeouts.  The Padres, who entered the game as the worst hitting club in the majors, had a triple and two homers off of Vargas.  That would have been three homers off Vargas had Lagares not made this incredible play to rob Villanueva on what should have been his second homer of the game:

Really, that Lagares play and a sixth inning Yoenis Cespedes two run homer was it for the highlights from the Mets for this game.  That’s typically the case in a game that ends at 1-2.  It’s just time to shake things off, forget about this game, and get back on track.

Game Notes: With the Padres starting a second straight game, Wilmer Flores started at first base.  The Mets also announced Jay Bruce will get getting some games at first in the upcoming homestand leaving you wondering what Adrian Gonzalez‘s role, if any, will continue to be for this team.


0 thoughts on “Vargas Picks Up Mets Career Where He Left It”

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Alonso is still a ways away.

      1. Gothamist says:

        Great pick!
        Then that lefty Peterson and Dunn.
        Those bats in Arizona must get silenced..

        1. metsdaddy says:

          Those three were good picks, and I think Alonso may be the best of the lot

          1. Five Tool Ownership says:

            Wholely Cow!,,,,

            This is going to be a very competitive NL East 2018!!!!!!!

            Just look at the E.R.A.s of the bullpen of the April 28th boxscore of Atlanta at Philadelphia?

            Obviously it is April, some pitched only two games and despite Atlanta losing many prospects when the GM was ruled ineligible to say it kindly, these teams have been like the Mets were from 2010-2014.

            They have been mediocre for five years or so accumulating early round draft picks and now getting competitive.

            The Mets rose from 2014 going into 2018 and beyond and now Philly and Atlanta may be over .500 for their first year on the fast rise up? Their hitters are young and improving….

            So it will be a dogfight, Nats, Mets, Braves and Phillies — each team with roughly 18 games x 3 division teams 54 games, 33% of their 162 games with intradivision infighting against three other competent foes !

            So yes, Peter Alonzo might be in Vegas by June and in Flushing in August….

            Speaking of yesterday’s box in Philly w those low bullpen ERAs….
            Familia, Blevins, Ramos being in their walk years should be a plus…

            All hands on deck!

            Wholely cow!

        2. Blu2MileHigh says:

          Bats and pitchers!

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