Vargas throws complete-game shutout in Mets’ 7-0 win over Giants

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By Jeremy Kahn

NEW YORK — Things got off to a rough start for Tyler Beede, and it did not improve with time, unlike a fine wine.

Jeff McNeill led off the bottom of the first inning with a double, and he scored on a Robinson Cano groundout and that would be the only run that the New York Mets would need on their way to a 7-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants before a crowd of 23,357 at Citi Field.

It got even worse for the Giants in the bottom of the fourth inning, as the Mets broke it open with a four-run inning.

Michael Conforto led off the inning with a solo home run off of Beede, who then walked Wilson Ramos and Todd Frazier and then Amed Rosario broke the game wide open with a three-run home run.

The long ball got him, said Bruce Bochy.

Jason Vargas threw a complete game, allowing zero runs, on five hits, walking just one and striking out eight, as he raised his record up to 2-3.

It was a rough night for Beede, who went five innings, allowing six runs (five earned), on five hits, walking four and striking out five, as his record fell to 0-2 on the season.

Battled with what I had, said Beede.

After recently activated Trevor Gott gave up one hit and struck out two in his only inning of work, Derek Holland did not fare as well in his first inning of work.

Holland gave up a leadoff home run to Adeiny Hechavarria to lead-off the bottom of the seventh inning. Hechavarria replaced Cano, who was forced to leave the game with strained left quadricep. Cano was activated from the 10-day Injured list prior to the game with a low-grade left strain his quadricep.

The Giants got off to a quick start, as Joe Panik led off the game with a double off of Vargas, but was stranded at second base.

Got the leadoff double, but we couldnt get much going, said Bochy.

NOTES: To make room for Gott on the roster, the Giants placed Buster Posey on the 10-day injured list, retroactively to June 2 with a strained right hamstring.

With last nights six-run 10th inning, it was the first time that the Giants have accomplished that in a game since they six runs in the top of the 11th inning on July 18, 2012 against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, a game that they won 9-4 Also, the Giants have 15 extra-inning wins since the start of the 2018 season, which is second in the major leagues tied with the Oakland As and three behind the Seattle Mariners, who have 18 during that same period.

To make room for Cano, the Mets designated Aaron Altherr, who played in one game for the Giants earlier this season for assignment.

With his 1,000th win on Tuesday night, Bochy became just the 25th manager in Major League history to win 1,000 or more games with the same team.

UP NEXT: Shaun Anderson goes for his second straight win on Thursday afternoon, as the three-city, nine-game road trip comes to an end with a 12:10 (Eastern) start. Anderson is 1-1 on the season. Former Giants farm-hand Zack Wheeler will start for the Mets, as his tries to raise his record to 6-3 on the season.

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