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Sunday was not a fun day as the Mets dropped their third straight game to the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 3-2. Amed Rosario whacked three hits, Juan Lagares hit a home run, and the bullpen shut down the Brewers for four innings, but that’s all there was to cheer about as Jason Vargas departed the game with a hamstring injury.
Just 50 pitches deep into his start, Jason Vargas experienced some mild hamstring tightness and was promptly replaced by a pinch hitter.
In more rotation news, Steven Matz was unable to throw in his recent bullpen session and is heading back to New York to get a nerve issue in his elbow checked out.
Despite his exit, Vargas does not plan on having an MRI on his leg.
When it comes to the subject of his plate discipline, Brandon Nimmo and Mickey Callaway might have to meet somewhere in the middle.
For the Mets, the team’s only consistency might be in their plunge towards mediocrity.
Former Mets farmhand L.J. Mazzilli signed a contract with the Long Island Ducks.
Around the National League East
A five-run sixth inning was enough for the Phillies to secure a 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
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Almost three years after his last pitch in the majors, 2007 Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy has officially hung up his spikes.
Brian Cashman confirmed that Luis Severino will remain on the injured list until, at least, the All Star break.
In fashion news, Derek Dietrich sported a fine mustache to compliment his special uniform.
When it comes to his recent power struggles, Miguel Cabrera believes that it has more to do with who’s behind him than his own bat.
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