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Jason Vargas on how he managed to bounce back against the Red Sox: "I was just able to command a few more pitches."
Jul 22, 2017
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the Kansas City Royals to be serious postseason contenders, they will need left-hander Jason Vargas to pitch like he did the first three months, not like he has in July.
Jason Vargas: 'I just thought we played a really good ballgame'

Jason Vargas: 'I just thought we played a really good ballgame'

Jason Vargas on how he managed to bounce back against the Red Sox: "I was just able to command a few more pitches."

Royals counting on Vargas vs. White Sox (Jul 22, 2017)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the Kansas City Royals to be serious postseason contenders, they will need left-hander Jason Vargas to pitch like he did the first three months, not like he has in July.

Tigers 10, Royals 2: How does a manager handle a blowout?

On Monday night, in the top of the first inning, Jason Vargas threw 21 pitches, gave up two walks — one intentional — a single, a double, and a run. …
Bless You Boys Jul 17, 2017
Tigers 10, Royals 2: Bats come alive as Detroit wins 3rd straight

Tigers 10, Royals 2: Bats come alive as Detroit wins 3rd straight

Jordan Zimmermann looked like the All-Star as the Tigers battered Royals starter Jason Vargas. If you had told someone two years ago that a Jordan Zimmermann-Jason Vargas matchup would feature an All-Star who leads the American League in wins, most would assume that the Detroit Tigers had struck gold on yet another big money free agent signing. While Vargas is the actual All-Star — yes, he was 12-3 with a 2.62 ERA at the break — Zimmermann looked the part on Monday evening. He struck out seven in 6 2⁄3 innings to earn his sixth win of the season as the Tigers trounced the Kansas City...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2017
Tigers, Royals lineups: Alex Avila starting vs. left-hander Jason Vargas

Tigers, Royals lineups: Alex Avila starting vs. left-hander Jason Vargas

Avila has homered twice against Vargas. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Avila, who has homered twice in his career against Kansas City Royals starter Jason Vargas, will start at catcher Monday night for the Detroit Tigers. Avila normally sits against left-handed pitchers. Mikie Mahtook will play center field against Vargas.  Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B5. J.D. Martinez, RF6. Victor Martinez, DH7. Mikie Mahtook, CF8. Alex Avila, C9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C James McCann, OF Alex Presley, IF/OF...

Royals' Jason Vargas is perhaps the most unlikely All-Star: 'It's pretty special'

The 34-year-old lefty is less than two years from Tommy John surgery and had a career ERA of 4.18 before this season

Former Marlins pitcher Jason Vargas praises Jeffrey Loria

When Jason Vargas was asked who in the Miami organization still held a special place with him, the former ex-Marlin and current Royals left-hander had an unexpected response — Jeffrey Loria. “Jeffrey Loria was a big believer in me and treated me very well from the first time I stepped into the...
MLB Daily Dish Jul 6, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Royals will look for pitching upgrades at deadline

MLB trade rumors: Royals will look for pitching upgrades at deadline

Kansas City will buy, not sell, as we approach July 31. The Royals will be trade deadline buyers and are looking for pitching upgrades both in the rotation and bullpen, per FanRag’s Jon Heyman. Kansas City looked like a likely deadline seller before a recent surge pushed their record to 44-40 approaching the All-Star break. Kansas City currently has both Nate Karns and Matt Strahm on the disabled list, forcing Travis Wood into the rotation mix behind Ian Kennedy, Danny Duffy, Jason Vargas and Jason Hammel. Wood and Strahm would both likely be bullpen pieces if Karns was healthy, though...

Jason Vargas had trouble with his change-up on Wednesday

If you decided to skip Wednesday night’s Mariners-Royals game, woke up Thursday morning and wondered what the heck happened to Jason Vargas — he gave up six runs in five …
Lookout Landing Jul 5, 2017
7/5/17: Open Game Thread

7/5/17: Open Game Thread

Ariel Miranda vs. All-Star Baseball Thrower Jason Vargas Tonight, at Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners will attempt to not be swept. To this end, Ariel Miranda will be doing his darndest to give the M’s a chance against a middling Kansas City Royals lineup that lit up King Félix like a Roman candle yesterday afternoon. On the mound for KC is our old friend Jason Vargas, who by some ex-Mariner karmic supervention is headed to this year’s All-Star Game on the back of a league-best 12 wins and 2.22 ERA (though his FIP of 3.49 is ever so slightly more pedestrian, good for 7th among...
U.S.S. Mariner Jul 5, 2017

Game 86, Royals at Mariners – Jason Vargas Is Doing What Now?

Ariel Miranda vs. Jason Vargas, 7:10pm Baseball fans love an underdog story. Sure, we love Noah Syndergaard’s 92mph sliders and we love Aaron Judge moonshots, but every year the out-of-nowhere stories capture our attention, and highlight just how little we know about this game. Jake Arrieta going from busted prospect to ace (and then back […]
Washington Times Jul 1, 2017

Vagas earns 12th victory as Royals top Twins 8-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Vargas is making his case to be the American League starting pitcher for the All-Star Game. Vargas picked up his AL-leading 12th victory, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-1 on Friday night. Vargas (12-3) ...

Escobar gets first start as a cleanup hitter as Twins face K.C. ace

The Royals' Jason Vargas is having an All-Star worthy season, and will face a Twins lineup that tonight features Eduardo Escobar in the No. 4 spot.
Twins Final Pitch: Star pitchers to square off in Kansas City

Twins Final Pitch: Star pitchers to square off in Kansas City

Anthony LaPanta and Tim Laudner preview the Twins series against the Royals, and a prime pitching matchup between Ervin Santana and Jason Vargas.

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