While the AL Wild Card matchup fixes to turn into a slugfest, the NL Wild Card game will feature two of the games top pitchers in Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard. MadBum enters the postseason at 15-9 with a 2.74 ERA and a 10.0 K/9. Thor boasts a 14-9 record with an ERA of 2.60 while striking out 10.7 batters per 9 innings.
The Mets took the season series 4 games to 3 and although the teams finished with the same regular season record (89-73), the Giants were just 30-42 after the All Star Break. The Mets have been hot of late, winning 7 of 10 to nail down their Wild Card spot.
On a seasonably warm October night in Queens, NY, expect a pitching duel from two of the game’s best. Prediction: Mets 3 Giants 1