Boxscore: Game 42

Vargas started the year slow and despite a high ERA we all knew that he would be fine, or atleast I thought he’d be fine. Now he’s back on track and pitched back-to-back gems. In fact according to Baseball-Reference using Bill James “game score” they are the best games he’s ever pitched.

4th Best Start – May 22nd, 2009 – Game Score 75

This is the game where Vargas out dueled, then San Fransisco Giant, Randy Johnson in his last start in Seattle. Not bad.

3rd Best Start – June 22nd, 2010 – Game Score 75

This game again was against a National League foe, this time in the Chicago Cubs, also at home. In a very similar performance as last night.

2nd Best Start – May 12th, 2011 – Game Score 76

Just last week we saw Jason Vargas go head-to-head in this classic back and forth extra inning thriller, in which both teams went 9+ innings prior to scoring. Unfortunately… Brandon League.

Best.Star.Ever – Last night (May 18th, 2011) – Game Score 76

Vargas induced 14 swinging strikes and made this line-up look down right silly at times. It was a great performance and it was even better that the Mariners were able to score 3 runs against a solid pitcher in Jared Weaver.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Angels (22-22) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Mariners (18-24) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 8 1

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W: Jason Vargas (3-2)
L: Jered Weaver (6-4)

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Mariners of the Game:

Jason Vargas WPA (0.352)

Jack Cust WPA (0.141)

Justin Smoak WPA (0.138)

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Tags: Jack Cust Jason Vargas Justin Smoak

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