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Mets Morning News: Will Conforto stay or will he go?

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

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.

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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.

Around the National League East

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.

Who would have thought that the Phillies are the team that no one wants to play in August? They beat the Padres 5-3 to complete the San Diego sweep.

Even better news for Philly: Chase Utley may be open to waiving his no-trade clause.

For Miami, Brad Hand drove in more runs that he allowed in a 4-1 win over Atlanta. Unfortunately, the Marlins may be without Jose Fernandez for the rest of the season.

Around Major League Baseball

Following the game between the Cubs and Giants, members of the media had to be evacuated from Wrigley Field because of a bomb threat.

Now that the Mets have cooled off, the Blue Jays are the new hottest team in baseball. They just finished sweeping the Yankees for an eighth straight victory.

The Dodgers have opened up a "speed camp" that they are using to train designated runners.

This date in Mets history

Tom Glavine got in a taxi cab accident, and Vince Coleman walked five times.