The Wolf got the postseason off to a winning start with the Unders in the AL Wild Card game and says that the Giants will grab the win on the road at City Field.
San Francisco Giants at New York Mets
The Giants travel to Citi Field in an all or nothing clash with the Mets to see who will move on to face the Cubs in the NLDS. They bring their ace Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74 ERA) with them to face off against the ace in the Mets rotation Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA).
MadBum and Thor put together almost identical seasons when you look at their numbers. Their records and ERA’s are almost spot on with Syndergaard finishing 3rd in the NL ERA while Bumgarner finished 4th. Strikeouts was close as well, Bumgarner getting the edge there to finish 3rd while Syndergaard finished 4th. The big difference here though will be the postseason experience where Bumgarner is 7-3 with a 2.14 ERA and Syndergaard is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA, all of those games coming last season when the Mets went to the World Series. The Giants starter has seen the Mets in six career turns, going 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA and holding the Mets to a .189 batting average.
These two squared off earlier in the season with the SF ace going six shutout innings while Thor gave up four runs in 5.2 innings for the loss. This matchup will be quite similar to what we saw in the AL Wild Card game, limited runs and opportunities. You would suspect it will be low scoring with both pitchers owning the mound and bringing their best stuff in a loser goes home battle. The Giants just know how to win though and everyone is scared to face them, even the Cubs. They’ve won their last three World Series titles in even numbered years (2010, 2012, 2014) and this year could be another. Giants to edge the Mets.