GIANTS 3, METS 0
National League Wild Card Game
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
GIANTS ADVANCE: With tonight's win, the San Francisco Giants advance to the National League Division Series.
COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUTS IN THE NL WILD CARD GAME: With Madison's Bumgarner's complete-game shutout tonight, the winner of each of the last three National League Wild Card Games has thrown a 9.0 inning complete-game shutout...Jake Arrieta tossed 9.0 shutout innings at Pittsburgh on October 7, 2015 and Bumgarner tossed one on October 1, 2014 also at Pittsburgh.
ROAD TEAMS IN NL WILD CARD GAME: With tonight's win, road teams are 4-1 in the National League Wild Card Game in its current format.
METS POSTSEASON HISTORY: With tonight's loss, it's the second time that the Mets have lost their opening-round postseason series in team history...The Mets other opening-round loss in the postseason came in the 1988 NLCS vs. Los Angeles...With tonight's loss, the Mets are now 3-4 all-time in winner-take-all games (2-2 at home)...New York is now 51-38 all-time in postseason play.
METS SHUTOUTS: It's the sixth time that the Mets have been shut out in a postseason game...The last time it occurred was Game 3 of the 2006 NLCS at St. Louis (5-0).
NOAH SYNDERGAARD: Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings and allowed two hits in a no-decision...Struck out a postseason career-high 10 and walked three...Did not allow his first hit until a Denard Span single with two outs in the sixth inning...Has a 2.42 ERA (seven earned runs/26.0 innings) in five career postseason games (four starts)...Is the third Mets pitcher in postseason history to work at least 7.0 scoreless innings and allow two or fewer hits...The other two were both complete-game shutouts (Bobby Jones in Game 4 of the 2000 NLDS and Jon Matlack in Game 2 of the 1973 NLCS).
SYNDGERAARD STRIKEOUTS: With his 11 strikeouts tonight, Noah Syndergaard now has 36 strikeouts in five postseason games...The 36 career postseason strikeouts are fourth-most all-time in Mets history...Trails Tom Seaver (46), Al Leiter (40) and Dwight Gooden (38).
DOUBLE-DIGIT STRIKEOUTS: Noah Syndergaard recorded the Mets' fifth postseason double-digit strikeout game with his 10 strikeouts tonight...The last double-digit strikeout game by a Met in the postseason came last year when Jacob deGrom fanned 13 in Game 1 of the NLDS at Los Angeles...The other Mets to record double-digit strikeout games in the postseason are Tom Seaver (Game 1 of the NLCS in 1973 and Game 3 of the 1973 World Series) and Dwight Gooden (Game 1 of the 1988 NLCS).
JEURYS FAMILIA: Worked 1.0 inning and allowed three runs, earned, and suffered the loss...Surrendered a three-run homer to Conor Gillaspie in the ninth inning...During the regular season, Familia allowed one home run in 77.2 innings (San Diego's Wil Myers on August 13 at Citi Field).
GIANTS POSTSEASON STREAK: With tonight's win, San Francisco has won 11 straight postseason series (including the 2014 Wild Card Game and tonight's Wild Card Game), extending the longest stretch in NL history...The 11 straight series are tied with the 1998-2001 New York Yankees' 11-series winning streak...Research courtesy of Elias.
GIANTS IN POSTSEASON ELIMINATION GAMES: The Giants improved to 20-17 all-time in elimination postseason games...The Giants have won each of their last nine elimination games in the postseason (six in 2012, two in 2014 and tonight's win).
GIANTS IN THE PLAYOFFS: Beginning with the 2010 postseason, the Giants are 35-14 in postseason play (19-7 on the road)...San Francisco has won 20 of their last 25 postseason games.
MADISON BUMGARNER: Tossed a 9.0-inning, complete-game shutout to earn the win...Struck out six and walked two...With his nine scoreless innings tonight, Bumgarner has not allowed a run in his last 23.0 postseason innings...Improved to 8-3 with a 1.94 ERA (21 earned runs/97.1 innings) in 15 games (13 starts) in his postseason career...Bumgarner's 1.94 postseason ERA is the third-lowest in major league history (min. 10 games started)...Over his last nine postseason games (seven starts), Bumgarner is 6-1 with a 0.79 ERA (six earned runs/68.2 innings).
BUMGARNER ON THE ROAD IN THE POSTSEASON: Now has an 0.50 ERA (three earned runs/53.2 innings) in eight postseason road appearances (six starts)...The Giants are now 8-0 in his eight road postseason appearances.
CONOR GILLASPIE: Hit a game-winning three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning...Is on his first postseason roster and was playing in his first career postseason game...It's the sixth go-ahead home run in the ninth inning or later in Giants' postseason history...The last such home run was hit by Travis Ishikawa in Game 5 of the 2014 NLCS vs. St. Louis (that home run was a walk-off home run that ended the series and advanced the Giants to the 2014 World Series).
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