New York Mets: Five of the best moments at Citi Field so far
By Michael Carballeira
The New York Mets spent forty-five seasons playing at Shea Stadium. They then moved to Citi Field in 2009 where new memories began.
Citi Field has been the home of the New York Mets since 2009 where we have seen many memories; some bad and some good. Whatever it is though Citi Field is a second home to all the Amazin’ faithful and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of these memories.
Some moments mean much more than others whether it is a postseason game, a walk-off win, or even a spectacular pitching performance. Here are just a few moments at Citi Field to start things off!
We can’t forget about the first-ever regular-season game at Citi back on April 13th, 2009 where the Mets faced the San Diego Padres. The Mets found themselves trailing 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth with two runners on where David Wright came to plate. We all remember Wright crushing a three-run home run to tie the game and we loved nothing more than the first Mets home run at the new ballpark than to be off the bat of David Wright.
Another one we can’t leave out was Friday, April 19th, 2009 where the Mets faced the Nationals and it was a Matt Harvey vs Stephen Strasburg in a battle of the young aces. Harvey outdueled Strasburg and then rained down the “Harvey’s better” chants throughout Citi Field.
How can we not mention the Asdrubal Cabrera walk-off home run on September 22nd, 2016 to give the Mets a huge come from behind victory over the rival Philadelphia Phillies late in a season where the Mets clinched a wild card berth.
Yes I know we may have left some moments out and I’m not saying they were not huge parts of the Mets at Citi Field but let’s look into some of the even better moments than Citi Field has blessed us with.