|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||2/2/1983|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 215 lbs|
|From||Apple Valley, CA|
|College||Long Beach State|
|Drafted||2004 - Rd 2|
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. His next start is slated to come at home against the Padres, most likely next Wednesday.
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.