Chalk one up for the older guys.

As part of their senior movement, the Mets started Bartolo Colon and Bobby Abreu against the Padres on Friday and may have coined a new slogan: Don’t trust anyone under 40.

With the 41-year-old Colon and 40-year-old Abreu in control, the Mets rolled to a 6-2 victory at Citi Field that snapped a two-game skid.

Abreu went 4-for-4 with two RBIs in the cleanup spot and Colon pitched 7 ¹/₃ strong innings to win his fourth straight decision.

It didn’t hurt the Mets (30-37) that the Padres are the biggest wreck offensively in the National League. The Padres entered with a .216 team batting average that ranked last in the league and made the Mets, at .231, seem like the 1961 Yankees.

Abreu’s big night was complete with an RBI single in the seventh that gave the Mets a 6-2 lead. Overall, the Mets were 5-for-12 (.385) with runners in scoring position — a needed aberration from their recent struggles. They entered batting only .173 with runners in scoring position since firing hitting coach Dave Hudgens on May 26 and replacing him with Lamar Johnson.

“We’re always trying to just find a way to hit with runners in scoring position,” Abreu said. “Especially with two outs, it’s not easy to do, but we’ve been hitting the ball good and haven’t had any luck. Today we worked it and scored some runs.”

Manager Terry Collins indicated he may give Abreu a third straight start on Saturday, when the Mets face Padres right-hander Jesse Hahn.