Mets LHP Vargas exits game with leg cramp

Reuters

New York Mets left-hander Jason Vargas exited Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a cramp in his left calf.

Vargas fouled off a 1-0 pitch while batting in the fourth inning, grimaced and bent over before coming out of the game. His plate appearance was completed by Jacob deGrom, who drew a walk and Wilmer Font replaced Vargas on the mound.

The game was tied at 3-3 when Vargas exited. He allowed three runs and a two-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the first as the only hit.

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Vargas, who missed time earlier this season with a hamstring injury, is 3-3 with a 3.74 ERA in 11 starts this season.

Vargas' departure was the second early exit in two days for a Mets' starting pitcher. On Saturday, Noah Syndergaard departed in the seventh with a strained right hamstring and he was placed on the injured list before Sunday's game.

--Field Level Media

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