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Mookie Wilson looks on during the MLB draft in 2010. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: MLB Draft, 11th-Selection Stats And More Mets Notes

Historically, Greg Luzinski (Philadelphia 1968) appeared in the most games (1,821) and hit the most home runs (307) of any player chosen with the 11th pick.


David Wright and Robinson Cano. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Schwei: Mets Notes Ahead Of Subway Series Against Yankees

The four total games will be the fewest between the Mets and Yanks since the first two seasons of interleague play back in 1997 and 1998 when the teams played just one three-game series.


Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Schwei: Murph’s Success At Wrigley, Ike’s Struggles, Harvey’s Bat & More Mets Notes

The Mets rebounded from an 0-3 start to their road trip by taking three of their last four, including a series win in Chicago, their first series victory since taking two of three from Washington at Citi Field a month ago.


Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei: Walk-Off Wins, Lots Of Losses, Leadoff Homers At Citi And More Mets Notes

The Mets have dropped to a season-low six games under .500 after going 2-4 on their six-game homestand. The Mets’ 1-0, 10-inning win last Tuesday night against the White Sox was the second extra-inning, one-hitter in Mets history.


David Wright (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Schwei: Game-Tying Homers, Pinch-Hit Blasts, Walk-Off Losses And More Mets Notes

The Mets went 2-3 on last week’s road trip, losing two of three to the Marlins and splitting their rain-shortened two-game set in Atlanta.


Johan Hedberg (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations Following A Disappointing Season

The New Jersey Devils packed up on Monday morning after finishing out a disappointing 2012-13 season that left them out of the playoffs for the second time in three years.


Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets reacts after giving up a solo home run to Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei: Falling Below .500, A Lack Of Hits, Walk-Off Grand Slams And More Mets Notes

The Mets went just 3-6 on their nine-game homestand, dropping two of three to the Dodgers and getting swept by the Phillies after taking two of three last weekend from the Nationals.


Patrik Elias (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

The New Jersey Devils were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday with their 4-1 loss to the Rangers. It is the second time in the last three seasons that the Devils will not be in the postseason.


John Buck (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei: Buck’s RBIs, Harvey’s Brilliance, Tejada’s 200th And More Mets Notes

Buck’s 22 runs batted in are four shy of Jeff Kent for the most-ever in club history by the end of April. Overall, 13 Mets have finished the month with 20 or more RBIs.


Adam Larsson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei: Winless Streak, Shutout Losses, Shorthanded Goals And More Devils Notes

The New Jersey Devils’ playoff hopes have dwindled as a result of a tailspin that has now matched the fourth-longest winless streak in club history.


Matt Harvey (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Schwei: Comparing Harvey To Ryan, Buck To Kingman And Other Mets Notes

The Mets are off to a 7-4 start in 2013 with the battery of Matt Harvey and John Buck leading the way.


Steve Sullivan (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

The New Jersey Devils are on the outside looking in at a playoff spot thanks to a seven-game winless streak (0-3-4) that has left them two points behind both the Rangers and Islanders for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.


David Wright #5, John Buck #44 and Bobby Parnell #39 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on April 3, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: Walk-Off Wins, Grand Slams, Dominant Pitching And More Mets Notes

For the first time since 2006, the Mets have won their first two series of the season thanks to Marlon Byrd’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.


Alexei Ponikarovsky (Photo by Norman Y. Lono/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

The Devils went 0-0-3 on their three-game road trip last week, losing shootouts to both Ottawa and Tampa Bay and falling in overtime to Florida.


Jon Niese (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: Mets Own Opening Day, But History Against Padres A Mixed Bag

New York’s Opening Day winning percentage is a major league best .647 (33-18).