Sudden death. Do or die. Win or go home. Nobody does October baseball better than the Giants with everything on the line. Wednesday night’s game against the Mets was a winner take all game. And the Giants took it all. Every last bit.
It was a pitching duel to the death, with Noah “Thor” Syndegaard–the Mets Ace–on the mound for the home team, and Madison “Big Country” Bumgarner–our Ace–working with Buster Posey, making up the best battery in the bigs.
Thor gave up two walks in the fourth, but held our Giants hitless through five innings–Denard Span hit a single but got left on base in the sixth. The Giants worked Syndegaard over pretty well though, driving his pitch count up to get to the Mets bullpen.
The ninth inning was the Giants “magic wandoo” inning. The Mets brought in their phenom closer, but he didn’t intimidate the Giants hitters. Brandon Crawford led off with a double and Joe Panik drew a walk. Conor Gillaspie took a nice pitch and sent it to the bleachers for a “that baby is outtahere!”
Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game shut out. The final score was:
Giants 3, Mets 0
It was as exciting as a World Series Game 7. Maybe just as important. The torture lasted the entire game.
We’re off to face the Cubs in Chicago. I like our chances. Like I said–nobody does October baseball better than the Giants.
Friday’s game starts at 6:00 pm and will be on FS1 and KNBR 680. You know what to do. Don’t Stop Believing.
05 October 2016