Tonight, the Mets wrap up their three-game series with the Yankees. In preparation for this important rubber match, Here are the Mets' memorable walk-off wins over the Bronx Bombers over the course of their interleague meatchups.
July 10, 1999: Matt Franco turns the tables on Mariano Rivera
On a day that had already seen the lead change five times, the Mets, down one run, sent pinch hitter Matt Franco to the plate against Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the bases loaded. Franco cracked a single to right field, scoring Ricky Henderson from third and sending Edgardo Alfonzo home on a slide that beat Paul O'Neill's throw.
May 19, 2006: David Wright drives one past Johnny Damon
Ah, 2006. In a year that many Mets fans remember as "the last time we felt joy," the Mets opened a series with the Yanks with a grueling back-and-forth affair that left the teams tied at six with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. With Paul Lo Duca on second, a then-23-year-old David Wright smoked a pitch off Mariano Rivera that went over the head of Johnny Damon and sent Lo Duca home.
May 28, 2013: Lucas Duda bloops a single to win the game
After a fierce pitcher's duel between Matt Harvey and Hiroki Kuroda, Mariano Rivera came on to close with a 1-0 Yankees lead. Daniel Murphy led off the inning with a double, then scored on a David Wright single with Wright advancing to second on a bad throw. With no outs and Wright on second, Duda—playing left field that day!—took a 1-1 pitch to shallow right to send Wright home with the winning run.