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380625 03: On the eve of the first New York "Subway Series" in 44 years, Yankees and Mets fans exchange words on the number 4 subway train October 21, 2000 en route to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx in New York City. The Yankees play the New York Mets as baseball's World Series opens at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)

The 2022 Subway Series is finally here! The New York Mets will take on the Bronx Bombers at Citi field the next two days and the New York fans are ready to get the series underway. Here we’re going to look at the top 5 moments of the New York Mets throughout the years from the subway series.

  • 5: Lindor Hits 3 Bombs At Citi

    New York Yankees v New York Mets

    NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Francisco Lindor #12 of the New York Mets gestures after he hit a three-run home run against the New York Yankees during the second inning of a game at Citi Field on September 12, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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    During the Subway Series of 2021 the Yankees were well on their way to another post season run, while the Mets lost their division lead earlier in the year to the Atlanta Braves and were pretty much playing for nothing. But the Subway Series always brings the best out of the New York players since bragging rights are on the line. For this game, the hero was Francisco Lindor who hit three homeruns to secure a New York Met victory

  • 4: Clemons Vs. Estes

    Shawn Estes in action

    FLUSHING, NY – AUGUST 5: Starting Pitcher Shawn Estes #55 of the New York Mets throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 5, 2002 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. The Diamondbacks shutout the Mets 2-0. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    One of the biggest stories of the Subway Series has always been the feud between New York Mets Hall Of Famer, Mike Piazza and Yankees pitcher Rodger Clemons. It all started when the two faced each other and a broken bat by Piazza shattered and made it’s way towards Clemons who thought it would be a bright idea to pick up the bat and toss it in the direction of Mike, who was running to first base. This started a major scuffle between the two players and was a big rivalry for years to come. The following year, Estes attempted to get some revenge for his teammate by trying to throw a pitch at Clemons when he was at bat.

    Estes missed Clemons with the pitch but got his revenge in a bigger a better way, by taking Clemons deep when it was his turn to step in the batters box. This was the first home run by a Mets pitcher in about 3 years.

  • 3: Koo Rounds The Bases

    New York Yankees v New York Mets

    NEW YORK – MAY 21: Dae-Sung Koo #17 of the New York Mets dives into home plate to score against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning on May 21, 2005 at Shea Stadium in the Flushing neighborhood of New York City. The Mets defeated the Yankees 7-1. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

    Dae-Sung Koo isn’t a name that typically rings a bell for most Mets fans since he was a middle reliver who never really took the city by storm. But on one Summer day, he had Met fans going crazy. Koo came to the  plate and to the shock of Mets fans and even the players, he stroked a double off of the now Hall Of Fame pitcher, Randy Johnson. Jose Reyes proceeded to bunt to get Koo to third base, but this led to the Yankees leaving home plate unoccupied. Dae-Sung saw home plate staring right at him and he took off for the plate. A race between him and Yankee catcher Jorge Posada was on. If you look back at it now, Koo was obviously out at the plate, but this was a time before replay challenges so whatever the umpire called stayed that way. 

  • 2: Welcome To The Mets, Jacob deGrom

    New York Mets v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets runs onto the field in the first inning against the New York Yankees during interleague play on August 15, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    This one could be debated, since the Mets didn’t end up winning the game but they found something special in the loss. Former Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was set to make his start against the New York Yankees, but due to an injury they Mets needed to dig into their farm system to find a replacement. To fill the starter roll, they called up a prospect Jacob deGrom and they never looked back. deGrom had a very impressive day on the bump by pitching 7 inning, allowing one run with six strikeouts. The Mets did end up losing that game 1-0, but Jacob deGrom never left the rotation in 2014, he won the Rookie Of The Year award and has two CY Young seasons under his belt. To this day, deGrom is known around all of baseball as the “Best Pitcher On The Planet.”

  • 1: The Captain Delivers Against The Best In The Business

    New York Yankees v New York Mets

    NEW YORK – JUNE 27: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets bats against the New York Yankees on June 27, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    The Mets were losing to the cross town Yankees and the fans pretty much thought the game was over due to the song of “Enter Sandman” playing in the background. When that song plays you know the greatest closer of all time, Mariano Rivera is entering the game which means your team is most likely going to lose to the Bronx Bombers. But the Met’s weren’t going to just pack it in without a fight. The Mets rallied for 4 runs in the bottom of the ninth capped by a long single to deep center field by the Captain, David Wright.