A pair of teams on the verge of receiving some vital reinforcements will square off Tuesday night when the New York Mets host the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets saw their two-game winning streak end Sunday with a 12-5 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Angels. The Padres snapped a five-game losing streak Sunday, when Clayton Richard tossed a complete-game five-hitter in a 5-1 win over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Searching for answers in a wobbly bullpen, the New York Mets optioned struggling right-hander Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday and recalled lefty Josh Smoker from their top farm club. The move was a bit surprising because Robles had been a staple of New York's relief corps since being called up in April 2015 - and he was on an extended roll until falling apart just recently. ''We just thought it was time for him to go down and kind of work on a couple things,'' manager Terry Collins said.