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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Morning Briefing: High drama in Queens

By Kieran Darcy

FIRST PITCH: The Mets pulled off a stunning comeback on Tuesday night, scoring two runs off future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth to turn a 1-0 defeat into a 2-1 victory at Citi Field.

The Mets (20-29) have now won three straight games, for the second time this season. They've beaten the Yankees two days in a row, coming from behind each time.

The Subway Series now shifts to the Bronx for two more games, on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday's news reports

• The Mets trailed 1-0 heading into the final frame Tuesday night, and Rivera was 18-for-18 in save opportunities on the season. But Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Lucas Duda delivered three straight hits to end the ballgame. Read game recaps in the Daily News, Post, Times, Newsday, Star-Ledger, and Record.

• Tuesday's game left everyone in the ballpark shaking their head. Read more in the Post, Newsday, and the Star-Ledger.

• The rally saved Matt Harvey from suffering his first defeat of the season. Harvey certainly didn't deserve to lose, giving up just one run in eight innings, with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Read more in the Daily News, Post, Newsday, and Star-Ledger.

• Mets manager Terry Collins wasn't around to see his team's dramatic rally -- he was ejected in the sixth inning. Read more in the Daily News.

• Before the game, the Mets honored Rivera -- and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon made some controversial comments. Read more in the Daily News, and the Times.

• One negative in the Mets' victory on Tuesday? Ike Davis, dropped to eighth in the batting order, went 0-for-3 with two more strikeouts. In his last 16 games, he is hitting .075 (4-for-53) with 24 K's. Read more in the Post.

• It was a fabulous game -- but it was played in front of the smallest crowd in Subway Series history. Read more in the Post.

BIRTHDAYS: Toby Borland turns 44 years old on Wednesday. Borland, along with fellow pitcher Ricardo Jordan, was traded by the Phillies to the Mets in Nov. 1996, in exchange for first baseman Rico Brogna. Borland made 13 appearances for the Mets in 1997, going 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA, before being dealt to the Red Sox for pitcher Ricky Trlicek.

TWEET OF THE DAY:

Mariano Rivera most walk-off hits allowed by opponent (reg season)- Mets 3, Rays 2, Athletics 2, Red Sox 2, Mariners 2

— Mark Simon (@msimonespn) May 28, 2013
YOU'RE UP: Could the past two games ignite the Mets to more success the rest of this season? Or is this just the bright spot of a very dark year?