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Mets Morning News: Murphy and Mets get back on the Wright track to division supremacy

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

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Meet the Mets

Colorado took the lead in the fourth with a Carlos Gonzalez home run, but the Mets stormed back with three runs in the seventh. Daniel Murphy drove in the winning run of a 4-2 New York victory. Jon Niese, Tyler Clippard, and Jeurys Familia combined to retire the final 17 Rockies batters.

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As expected, the Mets activated Michael Cuddyer off the disabled list before last night's game. Somewhat surprisingly, it was Eric Campbell who got sent down and not Michael Conforto.

How will the crowded outfield affect the roles of Conforto and Cuddyer?

Check it out! David Wright has his name on an actual lineup card. The third baseman began his rehab work with the St. Lucie Mets and went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk.

Steven Matz is expected to begin a rehab assignment of his own this weekend.

When Matz is healthy enough to pitch again, should the Mets consider removing Bartolo Colon from the rotation?

The Mets are doing well to ignore the trash-talking Nationals during this pennant race.

Around the National League East

The Nationals kept pace with the Mets thanks to a terrific outing by Gio Gonzalez at Chavez Ravine.

Anyone worried about the impending apocalypse can calm down now. The Phillies stink again after being crushed 13-3 by Arizona.

Philadelphia sent cash to the Rangers in exchange for former Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky.

Braves first-round draft pick Kolby Allard looked great in his pro debut.

Fish Stripes says that the Marlins need to be cautious when deciding whether or not to offer contract extensions to their starting middle infielders.

Here's everything you need to know about biceps injuries in the wake of Jose Fernandez going back to the disabled list.

In case you missed it over the weekend, Bryce Harper's hair became a star on the internet.

Around Major League Baseball

Poor Jose Reyes is stuck in Colorado while two of his former teams compete for division titles.

The Dodgers might have their World Series quest derailed by a poor bullpen.

By trading for "rental" players, the Royals made themselves better in 2015 while maintaining payroll flexibility for 2016 and 2017.

The major league debut season of Byron Buxton was cut short by a thumb injury. When Buxton came off the disabled list yesterday, the Twins demoted him to the minors.

New York baseball is this year's underdog story, says The Wall Street Journal.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Kate Feldman wasn't the only Mets fan at Tropicana Field last weekend.

Chris McShane kept us up to date with the Player Performance Meter for hitters and pitchers.

Matt Varvaro challenged us to name every teenager who has ever taken the field for the Mets.

I wrote a preview of this week's Rockies versus Mets series.

This date in Mets history

Francisco Rodriguez physically assaulted his girlfriend's father following a Mets loss in 2010. In better news, Gary Carter hit his 300th career home run in 1988.