METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 13, 2006 GAME:
December 19, 2012
David Wright saved this game. In the bottom of the ninth, with the Mets up by two and Billy Wagner on the mound, Mets nemesis Pat Burrell came to the plate with a runner on first. Burrell hit a smash down the third base line that looked like an extra-base hit off the bat. Wright dove for it, but the ball hit the dirt in front of the bag and took a weird bounce. Reacting instantly, Wright reached up and grabbed it (maybe with his bare hand), got up and fired the ball to the second baseman, who threw on to first for the double play. I still remember the incredulous call by Harry Kalas: "Are you kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??"
September 26, 2013
This game is what I associate with being the height of my Mets fandom in the 2000s. My uncle decided out of nowhere to get tickets for this game, and after I finished my shift at my summer job, we went down to Citizens Bank Park.
The Mets won a slugfest 9-7, and yes, David Wright saved the game with a stab at third that I believe qualifies him for sainthood due to the miraculous nature.
This game was the one that really had me convinced the 2006 Mets were not going to be caught and the Braves run of NL East titles was coming to an end much sooner than anticipated. The win put the Mets at 40-23, extended a win streak to six, and began a three-game sweep in Philly that put them 9.5 up at its conclusion.
Very luminous times.