citi field metsThe NL Wild Card game is tonight, and it is quite the matchup.

Madison Bumgarner and the Giants are headed to New York to take on Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.

Both starters have been among the very best in all of baseball this season, so it should be a pretty low scoring affair (that’s a sure-fire way to guarantee both teams score five runs by the third inning).

Of course unlike the AL Wild Card game last night (which ended in exciting fashion), tonight’s game has significant, immediate implications on the Chicago Cubs – the winner will head to Chicago this Friday to kick things off in the NLDS.

Luckily, neither of tonight’s starters will be able to go again until Game 3, so the Cubs should catch a break. Even still, I wouldn’t mind another extra-innings affair. And given the injuries in the Mets’ rotation, I think I’ll be pulling for a hometown victory tonight. In the meantime, feel free to game thread it up down there in the comments tonight, if you’re watching the game.

Game Info

San Francisco Giants  (87-75) at New York Mets (87-75) – 7:00 CT on ESPN

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun, eh?

Starting Pitchers

Giants: Madison Bumgarner (L): 2.74 ERA, 3.24 FIP, 3.54 xFIP; 4.65 K/BB


Mets: Noah Syndergaard (R): 2.60 ERA, 2.29 FIP, 2.67 xFIP; 5.07 K/BB

San Francisco Giants:

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Brandon Belt, 1B
  3. Buster Posey, C
  4. Hunter Pence, RF
  5. Brandon Crawford, SS
  6. Angel Pagan, LF
  7. Joe Panik, 2B
  8. Conor Gillaspie, 3B
  9. Madison Bumgarner, P

New York Mets:

  1. Jose Reyes, 3B
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  4. Curtis Granderson, CF
  5. T.J. Rivera, 2B
  6. Jay Bruce, RF
  7. Rene Rivera, C
  8. James Loney, 1B
  9. Noah Syndergaard, P

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