Since mid-April, Jason Vargas has been the most reliable pitcher on the Mets’ staff and has steadied the rotation. Wednesday was no exception. Vargas gave the Mets distance in the game and gave the bullpen a break for the night, as the Mets won 7-0. Vargas scattered five hits and issued only one walk, with eight strikeouts.
It was Vargas’ longest outing since pitching a shutout for the Royals on June 2, 2017, more than two years ago. Vargas had a 5.77 ERA in 20 starts for the Mets in ’18, but this season has been a different story.