The Mets (19-24) play Game 2 of a three-game series against the Padres (16-31) on Wednesday night at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Padres last night, 9-3.
Michael Conforto became the first Mets player to record three RBI in the first inning last night after launching a leadoff homer and picking up a two-RBI single. He hit another solo shot in the fourth inning, finishing the day 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI and two runs scored.
He has five home runs and 10 RBI in his last eight games.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
Right-hander Robert Gsellman, (6.75 ERA/4.56 FIP, 1.73 WHIP), who is back in the rotation after being skipped last week. Gsellman was struggling as a starter, which prompted his move to the bullpen where he has made two appearances. He has thrown three total innings in two appearances allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out three and walking one.
In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 13, he allowed six runs, five earned on nine hits in four innings to take the loss. He is struggling to keep runners from crossing the plate when they get on as he holds a 56.3 left on base percentage.
Who is starting tonight for the Padres?
Right-hander Jarred Cosart (2.70 ERA/3.78 FIP, 1.50 WHIP), who returned to the mound last week following a month-long DL stint due to a hamstring injury. He earned a no-decision against the Brewers, allowing one earned run on five hits in five innings pitched.
Though a small sample size with only 13 1/3 innings pitched this season, Cosart has yet to allow a home run.
The Mets have hit at least one homer in 33 of 43 games this season. They are currently fifth in the NL with 60 total home runs.
Terry Collins notched his 500th win as Mets manager last night...Wilmer Flores is hitting .436 with four doubles, one home run and six RBI in his last 13 games...Neil Walker is batting .324 in May with 10 extra base hits, including two home runs, and 14 RBI.