Bumgarner Holds Mets Scoreless; Giants Advance

Madison Bumgarner already had a pretty impressive postseason resume heading into last night’s winner-take-all NL Wild Card game. No matter – he improved it.

Bumgarner led the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the defending NL champion New York Mets, shutting out the Mets and out-dueling fellow ace Noah Syndergaard. Bumgarner finished with 9 innings pitched, giving up just 4 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts.

The game was tied with no score entering the ninth inning, before the Giants got two on for Connor Gillaspie. Gillaspie, an injury-substitute, crushed the 1-1 pitch from Mets closer, Jeurys Familia, into the right field bullpen to give the Giants a 3-0 lead that Bumgarner would easily defend in the bottom of the inning.

It's pretty clear on the Social Delta graph for the NL Wild Card game when exactly the only runs of the game were scored.
It’s pretty clear on the Social Delta graph for the NL Wild Card game when exactly the only runs of the game were scored.

The Giants will play Friday night against the NL Central division champion, Chicago Cubs.

And now, a collection of sad Met fan tweets, sprinkled in with some happy Giants fans. As always, these posts captured by Social Delta:

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