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The Mets open a three-game series against the Padres at Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Bartolo Colon (5-5, 4.31 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Andrew Cashner (2-5, 2.13 ERA) for San Diego.

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Jenrry Mejia exited Thursday's game prior to the start of the 11th inning due to lower back stiffness. Mejia informed bullpen coach Ricky Bones and pitching coach Dan Warthen that he was stiff, but he was allowed to pitch through it until it became intolerable.

Curtis Granderson was held out of the starting lineup on Thursday due to a tight left calf muscle, but he pinch hit late in the game.

Eric Young, Jr. played left field and went 1-for-4 at the plate in a rehab game for High-A St. Lucie. Young will shift to Double-A Binghamton Friday as he continues to work his way back from a pulled hamstring.

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