STRIKE TWO! One more strike and these guys are out. Catch the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets in the winner-take-all, National League Wild Card game from Citi Field in New York on Oct. 5th at 8pm online here!
This is an evenly matched wild card game featuring two 87-75 teams. With a toss up like this, the advantage often goes to the home team which in this case will be the New York Mets who will be hosting the San Francisco Giants. However, the Giants will have a killer on the mound in the fiercely competitive Madison Bumgarner who will be dealing for the team from California. The Mets will have their own ace tossing for them when they hand the ball to Noah Syndergaard. WATCH THE GIANTS VS. METS ONLINE HERE.
Fans can expect a low-scoring, classic pitchers duel when these guys battle it out for the right to move into the playoffs and postseason play. Madison is walking into the game with a 2.74 ERA and a record of 15-9 on the 2016 season. Noah’s numbers are not too much different with an ERA of 2.60 and 14 wins on 9 losses. Both guys can paint the corners with the best of them, change speed well and are capable of throwing no-hitters, so this game will be exciting to watch.
Waiting for the winner of this game are the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies are everything and a bag of cracker jacks. With the best record in the majors this season, at 103-58, the Cubs were the only team to earn more than 100 wins. Thanks to an outfield full of sluggers and a solid rotation, the Cubs were the team to beat before the season even started. It has been over 100 years since the Cubbies have won a World Series and before they even get a shot at the National League Pennant, they are going to have to tackle the winner of this Mets, Giants, wild card game. Good luck to all the teams in the playoffs!
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for in this epic wild card game? Would you like to see the Giants face the Cubs or do you think the Mets should move on? Let us know who you got!