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For the second day in a row, the Mets jumped out to a 3-0 lead against the Rays in St. Petersburg, and for the second day in a row, the offense went belly up after the second inning. Rookie Richie Shaffer hit a solo home run in the seventh on Sunday to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 victory.
In case you're worried about Michael Conforto being sent down to Las Vegas when Michael Cuddyer returns to the active roster today, general manager Sandy Alderson said that the best 25 guys will stay up.
The Mets could face another tough demotion decision when David Wright is ready for big league action. He's finally set to begin a rehab assignment in Port St. Lucie today.
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Carlos Gonzalez hit a pair of home runs and DJ LeMahieu hit a clutch single to lead the Rockies to a 6-4 win over Washington. Thanks to Colorado, the Mets still lead the Nationals by one game in the loss column.
Denard Span doesn't know if his injured back will allow him to suit up for the Nats again this season.
Even better news for Philly: Chase Utley may be open to waiving his no-trade clause.
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This date in Mets history
Tom Glavine got in a taxi cab accident, and Vince Coleman walked five times.