The Mets were swept in a six-game homestand for the second time in the second half and are now 4-21 at Citi Field since the All-Star break.
They have a day off before opening a weekend series in Milwaukee. Jon Niese (10-9, 3.47 ERA) opposes right-hander Mike Fiers (9-7, 3.05) in Friday's opener, followed by Jenrry Mejia's first major league start in two years on Saturday opposite right-hander Shaun Marcum (5-4, 3.71). Chris Young (4-7, 4.39) opposes right-hander Wily Peralta (1-0, 3.46) in Sunday's finale.
Thursday's news reports:
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Robinson Cano and Yankees only face the Mets four times in 2013.
• Major League Baseball released the Mets' full schedule Wednesday. The Subway Series is down to four games -- two games in each ballpark -- on four straight days, beginning Memorial Day at Citi Field. (Yankees manager Joe Girarditold the Post he thought the Subway Series should be an odd number, so a winner could be determined each year.) The Mets will travel to Minnesota, Chicago and Cleveland in interleague play while also hosting the White Sox, Royals and Tigers at Citi Field. Read more in the Times, Newsday and Record.
• Wright told the Daily News he supported his agents, whom he has employed since he was a teenager, despite a reported MLB/MLBPA investigation into whether they were involved in helping procure performance-enhancing drugs for players. Former client Paul Lo Duca reportedly has made that allegation. "I have known these guys since I was 18," Wright said about agents Seth and Sam Levinson. "The only thing I have to go off of is the way they have represented me the last 12 years [and] the integrity that I have seen firsthand that they have for the game. ... I talked to a few different people from the union and I have to talked to the guys over there [the Levinsons] plenty of times, just to hear their side of the story. They have been great to me. So I think they've been going through a rough time and I've made my decision that I'm going to be loyal to them."
• September call-up Zach Lutzwill undergo surgery Monday to repair a broken hamate bone in the base of his left hand. Lutz also fractured the bone earlier this season with Triple-A Buffalo. This time he will have surgery to remove the bone.