Series Preview: Giants vs Mets, the NL Wild Card
Who: The San Francisco Giants face the New York Mets tomorrow night, at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.
When: The Mets host the Giants at 8pm tomorrow night, airing on ESPN nationally and WOR locally. Commentating the game for ESPN will be Dan Schulman, Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza.
Why: The Mets and Giants finished with identical records in the regular season, with 87 wins and 75 losses, but the Mets had a better head to head record versus the Giants (four wins to three) and were thus awarded home field. The Winner moves on to face the Cubs in the National League Division Series.
Gameday Matchup: Mets ace Noah Syndergaard, nicknamed “Thor” will face Giants lefty Maddison Bumgarner, or “Mad Bum”:
- The National League Wild Card game will be the first National League game with players wearing caps with the New Era logo on the side.
- Bumgarner’s all time ERA in Citi Field is 0.62, which is better than any other pitcher that has pitched more than 20 innings in Flushing.
- The game can be heard over the radio through the At Bat app.