he True Fans Bleed Blue and Orange: Moment Number Four: Wright's Walkoff Wins First Game Against Yankeesh

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Moment Number Four: Wright's Walkoff Wins First Game Against Yankees

Every year the Mets and Yankees subway series are one of the most anticipated games of the season. In 2006 the first three games were played at Shea Stadium, and the banged up Mets rotation was forced to send out journeyman Geremi Gonzalez, against future hall-of-famer Randy Johnson. Gonzalez preceded to give up six runs over three innings including four before the Mets saw their first pitch. However, as they did all season the Mets battled back to score six runs during Johnson's five inning stint. All five runs came from home runs, a three run bomb by Beltran, and a two run opposite field home run by Nady. After the Yankees scored in the fourth inning and the Mets scored in the fifth inning the game remained tied at 6-6 until the bottom of the ninth.

Every Met fan hates Mariano Rivera (but should respect him) and when he came into the game in the bottom of the ninth the game appeared to be headed to extra innings. However, as much as every Mets fan hates Mariano Rivera they love David Wright just as much, if not more. Those two figures collided with two outs and runners on first and second. Wright took a cutter that drifted over the plate and smacked it over Johnny Damon's head.

As the Mets fans taunted their Yankee fan brethren we all knew that this victory would be cemented in our memories for a long while, because of who did it and who it was done to. The Yankees.


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