NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The forecast for Thursday afternoon in Flushing calls for sun, a light wind and temperatures around 50 degrees.
Sounds like a beautiful day for a sweep.
The Mets are looking to put the brooms to the Padres at Citi Field with right-hander Dillon Gee on the mound.
A win on Thursday would give the club its second straight season-opening sweep. New York won four consecutive games to begin 2012, including its first three against the Atlanta Braves.
The Mets have had terrific starts so far from their young 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation. Matt Harvey followed up Jon Niese’s Opening Day effort with a dazzler of his own on Wednesday, allowing only one hit over seven scoreless innings while striking out 10.