Mets: The most memorable Amazin’ moments of the Subway Series
Matt Franco gives Mets first walk-off against Rivera
Mariano Rivera is easily one of, if not the best reliever of all-time, but for some reason, the Mets actually battled and succeeded against him. On July 10, 1999, the Mets would notch their first such feat off Rivera.
With Mets down a run, Matt Franco stepped up to the plate as a pinch hitter and delivered the game-winning single.
Wright’s walk-off at Shea
On May 19, 2006, the Mets opened up their series against the Yankees at Shea Stadium and it would once again come down to the wire. The game was tied in the bottom of the 9th inning and Mariano Rivera was on the mound against future Mets captain, David Wright.
Wright delivered, the Mets won, and all was okay in the world. That year was so much fun.
Mets comeback in 9th off Rivera
Not only did Wright have a walk-off against Mo, but Lucas Duda got in on the action as well in 2013.
The Mets were down by a run going into the ninth with Daniel Murphy, Wright, and Duda due up. Murphy’s double got things started. Wright singled him home and took second on the errant throw. Duda’s single to right center would seal the deal for the Amazin’s.
That was the first and only time Rivera failed to record a save without registering an out.
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As this year’s Subway Series kicks off, and we wonder if it’ll be as exciting as it has been in the past, just remember how much fun it’s been in years that the Mets were absolutely atrocious. These games raise the level of play of both teams, so who knows what new memories will be created and talked about from the 2017 Subway Series.