The Mets (18-24) open a three-game series against the Padres (16-30) on Tuesday night at Citi Field. The Mets, who were off on Monday, took two games out of three from the Angels this past weekend.
With a win tonight, Terry Collins will secure his 500th win with the Mets. Davey Johnson (595) and Bobby Valentine (536) are the only managers to have more wins in Mets history.
The Mets have adjusted their starting rotation as Robert Gsellman is scheduled to throw Wednesday, followed by Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler, with Saturday's starter to be determined.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
Right-hander Matt Harvey, (5.56 ERA/6.41 FIP, 1.48 WHIP), who earned a no-decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks during his last start, going 5 1/3 innings allowing three earned runs on six hits while striking out five and walking four.
He is 0-3 in his last six starts, and is looking for his first win since April 11 against the Phillies.
Who is starting tonight for the Padres?
Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (4.61 ERA/4.27 FIP, 1.25 WHIP), who allowed one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking two in a no-decision against the Brewers last Wednesday.
He has a 2.41 ERA in 18 2/3 innings (three starts) in May compared to 5.82 in April.
Jose Reyes collected his 2,000th hit on Saturday, becoming the eighth active player to reach that accomplishment. ...Michael Conforto has three home runs and six RBI in his last seven games. He has 11 home runs on the year compared to his 12 homers in 109 games last season. ...Wilmer Flores is hitting .429 with one home run, four doubles and five RBI in his last 12 games.