The Mets (19-24) continue their series against the Padres (16-31) tonight at Citi Field.
Robert Gsellman (2-3, 7.12 ERA, 1.73 WHIP) will start for the Mets for the first time since allowing six runs in a start against the Brewers.
Jarred Cosart (0-1, 2.70 ERA, 1.50 WHIP) will make his fourth start and second for the Padres since returning from a month-long stint on the disabled list with a strained hamstring.
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The Mets kicked off a three-game series at Citi Field against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday with a 9-3 victory. Matt Harvey (3-3, 5.36 ERA) ended his six-start losing streak, allowing two runs and three hits and four walks and matching his season-high with six strikeouts. Michael Conforto homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs.
The Mets optioned reliever Hansel Robles to Triple-A and recalled LH reliever Josh Smoker.
Jay Bruce left Tuesday night's game after the fifth inning with back tightness.
Steven Matz (flexor strain) pitched four innings and allowed five runs and five hits in a rehab start Tuesday night with Triple-A Las Vegas. It is possible he is activated from the disabled list this weekend or early next week.
In St. Lucie, Seth Lugo (elbow) allowed seven runs in three innings during his first rehab start.
Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) was expected to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton, but the game was canceled due to rain.
Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes will soon play in rehab games before being activated from the disabled list, Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday.