Returning to the New York has been a disaster for veteran Jason Vargas as he got roughed up for the second straight start on Thursday in the Mets 11-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
For the second straight start Vargas allowed first inning runs, this time it was three including a Kurt Suzuki two-run homer.
The lefty would actually settle in to throw three scoreless innings before running into trouble again in the fifth inning. He allowed a solo homer to Ronald Acuna and a two-run shot to Nick Markakis before getting the hook for Matt Harvey.
Vargas went 4.2 innings allowing six runs on 11 hits (three homers), two walks and struck out three. Through two starts his ERA is 16.20 and WHIP is 3.00 in only 8.1 innings.
Vargas had his spring training derailed when he had his non-pitching hand broke by a comebacker on March 16. He worked his way back to the big leagues pitching in intrasquad games and one rehab appearance for the Las Vegas 51s in which he went four innings.