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Mets Pitcher Reportedly Charged At Reporter In Clubhouse After Loss

Mickey Callaway managing the New York Mets.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 24: Manager Mickey Callaway #36 of the New York Mets looks on against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field on May 24, 2019 in New York City. The Tigers defeated the Mets 9-8. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Mets lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-3 today, dropping to 37-41. However, the real negative headlines were made in the post-game clubhouse.

According to reporters on the scene, that's when Mets manager Mickey Callaway and starting pitcher Jason Vargas had a seemingly ugly encounter with Newsday writer Tim Healey. The altercation culminated with Vargas having to be separated from going after Healey physically.

Reportedly, the incident started when Callaway overheard a remark from Healey that he didn't care for.

After that happened, Vargas got involved in a shouting match with Healey and reportedly threatened to knock him out. Teammates Carlos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard apparently had to step in and restrain the veteran left-hander.

Both Callaway and Vargas have endured struggles this season, though Vargas has rebounded and pitched well of late. Callaway has come under fire in the New York media for, among several things, his bullpen usage and laid-back demeanor.

This incident will do little to help the cause of either man moving forward. The Mets nearly won three out of four at Wrigley and ended the weekend on a high note.

Instead, this happened.