Vargas returns to form as Mets win 4th straight

Of all the statistics capable of explaining the Mets’ inconsistencies this season, perhaps none are more telling than this: Entering Monday’s play, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard were 8-1 with a 2.37 ERA. All other Mets starters were 3-11 with a 6.37 mark.

Reluctant to criticize, even manager Mickey Callaway has admitted that the Mets won’t improve if others don’t contribute. He may as well have been speaking directly to Jason Vargas, whose two-year, $16 million contract came with expectations that he would be a stabilizing force for the back half of the rotation.

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