First, a bit of news. Jason Hirsh was placed on the DL today, and Matt Herges was brought up to take his place. You've probably already learned about that from the newsfeed to the left <---.
Second, the game. Eric Simon at Amazin' Avenue will tell you about Jason Vargas and his crazy, small sample size against lefties this season in the minors. He's also made one start for the Mets this year, back on May 17. He allowed five runs over seven innings, but the Cubs bullpen collapsed in the ninth. The Mets scored five runs in the ninth to win 6-5.
Vargas was also a teammate of Tulo's at Long Beach State.