Vargas Will Start Wednesday, Lugo on Thursday

After the Mets placed Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday, the team has adjusted their starting rotation.

Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session this weekend and manager Mickey Callaway expects him to be on the disabled list for the minimum 10 days, however, they needed to tweak it to attack the next couple days.

Jason Vargas, who threw just three innings on Saturday in Milwaukee, had been available out of the bullpen yesterday should manager Mickey Callaway have needed him, and will now pitch tomorrow.

On the season, the 35-year-old has a 1-3 record with a 10.62 ERA across five starts (20.1 innings pitched). Sans one strong start against the Miami Marlins where he tossed five scoreless just over a week ago, Vargas has been dreadful.

As for Seth Lugo, who will now be Thursday’s starter, pitched two innings in the first leg of Monday’s doubleheader, allowing two runs and earned his first loss of the season.

Lugo has been the strongest arm out of the ‘pen for New York, but Callaway said the reason he pitched two innings Monday was to gear him up for this start on Thursday.

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