The Giants go with Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74 ERA), who went 7.1 innings in a 9-3 home win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in his last start. Bumgarner scattered three runs with eight hits, striking out five with a walk. Bumgarner, a former NLCS and World Series MVP as well as a three-time World Series champion, won both starts against the Mets this season, posting an ERA of 3.27. He’s tough to beat in the postseason, with a 0.60 ERA in road playoff games.
The Mets counter with Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA ERA), who tossed six innings of five-hit ball in a 12-1 rout of Miami on the road in his last start. Syndergaard gave up a run and struck out eight with no walks. He split a pair of starts against the Giants with an ERA of 2.63. However, that 1-6 loss came against Bumgarner in May. The 24-year-old is 6-6 in 17 home starts with a 2.87 ERA.
MLB Odds: Giants Visit Mets in National League Wild-Card Game
The NLDS is the goal for the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants, who meet on Wednesday in Queens for the National League wild-card game.
The Giants give the ball to Madison Bumgarner, whose postseason exploits are well documented with three World Series rings, along with an NLCS and World Series MVP. He also beat the Mets and Noah Syndergaard back in May on the road. Syndergaard will try to get some revenge; his Mets had the upper hand in the regular season, winning four of seven matchups.