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Amazin Avenue Oct 15, 2018
Jason Vargas was Jason Vargas in 2018 - except when he was Vargy

Jason Vargas was Jason Vargas in 2018 - except when he was Vargy

Long live Vargy. When the Mets signed Jason Vargas to a 2-year, $16 million contract before the start of the 2018 season, it was seen by some as a solid back-end of the rotation/innings eater deal, and others as a colossal waste of money. It turns out that both were sort of correct. Vargas’s second stint as a Met got off to a shaky start, when he landed on the disabled list with a fracture in his non-throwing hand in Spring Training. Due to the subsequent surgery and recovery time, Vargas didn’t make a start until April 28th. His first three starts fed into the doubts about his...
Amazin Avenue Oct 9, 2018
Player Meter: Pitchers, 2018 Season

Player Meter: Pitchers, 2018 Season

A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared overall this season. Thirty different players pitched for the 2018 New York Mets. I say “players” rather than “pitchers” because one of them was Jose Reyes. Remember that fun little game? Anyway, that does not count for the purposes of this post, but let’s take a look at the other 29. Mostly the story here is that the rotation was solid as a unit and the bullpen was, well, not. Aside from Jason Vargas, who was the weakest link the rotation anyway, the rotation stayed healthy, which in and of itself was a major achievement. And...
Amazin Avenue Sep 28, 2018
Mets Afternoon News for September 28, 2018

Mets Afternoon News for September 28, 2018

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links, just a few hours later. Meet the Mets Jason Vargas dominated the postseason-bound Braves to finish his season strong, tossing seven shutout innings and allowing zero walks and just three hits in the Mets’ 4-1 victory on Thursday night. Catchers provided all the offense New York needed: Kevin Plawecki cracked a solo homer deep to left off Atlanta starter Julio Teheran in the third, then Devin Mesoraco drove a three-run, pinch-hit shot off Brad Brach in the seventh. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long,...
Amazin Avenue Sep 28, 2018
Jason Vargas dazzles while Plawecki and Mesoraco demolish

Jason Vargas dazzles while Plawecki and Mesoraco demolish

The Mets take two of three from Atlanta as they head into the final weekend of the season. Coming into his last start of a disappointing 2018 campaign, Jason Vargas was anything but as he silenced the Braves in the Mets’ 4-1 victory. Over the course of seven strong innings, Vargas struck out six braves while only allowing three hits and zero walks. With a pair of home runs behind him, Vargas earned his seventh win of the season and the Mets’ 75th. From the start, things went better than usual for Vargas as he set down the probable Rookie of the Year in Ronald Acuna Jr. and then got...
SNY TV Sep 28, 2018

Mets Video Recap from Thursday's win over the Braves

Jason Vargas throws his best start of the season as the Mets beat the Braves 4-1 on Thursday night.
NorthJersey.com Sep 27, 2018
Jason Vargas on his final start against Atlanta

Jason Vargas on his final start against Atlanta

Jason Vargas on his outing against Atlanta        
New York Post Sep 27, 2018
Jason Vargas ends season with gem to propel Mets

Jason Vargas ends season with gem to propel Mets

Jason Vargas spent most of his disastrous year with the Mets appearing unfit to hold a roster spot. But somehow, the veteran will enter the offseason with an argument to remain in the rotation. In his final start of the season, Vargas capped his bounce-back second half with his strongest outing of the year, throwing...
SNY TV Sep 27, 2018

Mets earn series win over Braves after 4-1 victory

Jason Vargas tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Mets to a 4-1 victory and series win over the Braves on Thursday night at Citi Field.
NorthJersey.com Sep 27, 2018
Jason Vargas finishes season on high note with seven scoreless in Mets' win over Braves

Jason Vargas finishes season on high note with seven scoreless in Mets' win over Braves

Jason Vargas threw seven scoreless innings in the Mets 4-1 win over Atlanta.        
Amazin Avenue Sep 27, 2018
Final Score: Mets 4, Braves 1 — Vargy in Chargey

Final Score: Mets 4, Braves 1 — Vargy in Chargey

The catchers carried the offense as Jason Vargas shut down Atlanta. Tonight’s 4-1 victory over the Braves came with some big contributions from some unlikely suspects. At some point we must’ve stepped into the Twilight Zone and entered a world in which Jason Vargas permanently entered Vargy Mode. Through six innings it looked as if Vargas was destined to be given the deGrom treatment from the offense with the only run of the game coming on Kevin Plawecki’s third inning dinger. Fortunately, Devin Mesoraco extended the lead from one run to four runs on his seventh inning home...
TalkingChop Sep 27, 2018
Offense sputters in 4-1 loss to Mets

Offense sputters in 4-1 loss to Mets

The season series with New York is complete. The game began on a good note for both teams as Julio Teheran and Jason Vargas got rolling early. Hits were few and far between while the starters were in the game for both teams as the early innings flew by. Julio Teheran stumbled on only one pitch which he left up to Kevin Plawecki in the third inning. Plawecki went deep to left to give the Mets a 1-0 lead and Vargas began to show that seemingly is all he would need. Vargas breezed through seven innings with his season ERA of over 6.00 being whittled down to the upper 5’s. His 86 MPH...
Amazin Avenue Sep 20, 2018
Open Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 9/20/18

Open Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 9/20/18

Copy this thread and edit the copy. Nationals lineup Victor Robles - CF Trea Turner - SS Bryce Harper - RF Anthony Rendon - 3B Juan Soto - LF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Matt Wieters - C Adrian Sanchez - 2B Max Scherzer - RHP Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SS Jeff McNeil - 2B Michael Conforto - RF Jay Bruce - 1B Dominic Smith - LF Brandon Nimmo - CF Jose Reyes - 3B Kevin Plawecki - C Jason Vargas - LHP Broadcast info TV: SNY Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050
NorthJersey.com Sep 20, 2018
Mets, Nationals lineups for Thursday night

Mets, Nationals lineups for Thursday night

Jason Vargas will be on the mound as the Mets and the Nationals announced their Thursday lineups.        

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