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Mets Morning News: Jason Vargas goes the distance against Giants, Robinson Cano exits early

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Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Jason Vargas was superb against the Giants and pitched his first complete game as a Met. Not only was it a complete game but he shut out the Giants to even up the series. The offense backed him up with power supplied by Michael Conforto, Amed Rosario, and Adeiny Hechavarria. Hechavarria entered the game after Cano exited with quad tightness which was the only sour note on an otherwise great night at Citi Field.

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Robinson Cano was activated off the injured list but then exited the game early after re-aggravating his quad. After the game the second baseman wasn’t too worried about the injury.

Amed Rosario had the biggest blast of the night and the young shortstop thinks a change in approach has helped him hit for more power.

The Mets are seemingly sticking with Mickey Callaway for now but he needs to make some changes if he wants to stay long term.

However the blame doesn’t solely reside with the manager and the Mets’ main issue recently has been inconsistency across the board.

But no matter what it might be time to cut ties with the manager (paywall alert).

Around the National League East

Kevin Gausman was not good in the Braves’ loss to the Pirates.

The surging Marlins defeated the Brewers again this time by a score of 8-3.

The Phillies completed their eventful road trip with a win over the Padres.

The Nationals completed a sweep of the White Sox with a walk off by Trea Turner.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cubs have reportedly signed Craig Kimbrel to a three-year deal worth $43 million.

The Blue Jays drafted Braden Halladay, Roy Halladay’s son, in the 32nd round of the draft.

Halladay wasn’t the only relative of a former major leaguer drafted. There were plenty of others who have ties to the major leagues including Jack Leiter the son of Al Leiter.

Indians’ starter Carlos Carrasco is stepping away from the game to deal with a blood condition that has left him lethargic in recent weeks.

Vlad Guerrero Jr. helped power the Blue Jays over the Yankees with a go-ahead home run.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 10 of A Pod of their Own, the Mets’ terrible week and the lack of variety in women’s apparel in sports were topics of discussion.

Steve Sypa was hard at work writing profiles for the newest Mets’ draftees. They are Jordan Martinson, Antoine Duplantis, Blaine McIntosh, Kennie Taylor, Mitch Ragan, and Nic Gaddis.

This Date in Mets History

After floundering a bit and coaches getting fired, the 1999 Mets put on a show on national television against Rodger Clemens and the Yankees. Mike Piazza led the way against Clemens with a double and a two-run home run. The Mets saved their season and went on an incredible run that eventually led them to the playoffs.