SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Giants have done it again!
Madison Bumgarner pitches a complete-game shutout against the New York Mets in the Wild Card game, and the Giants will advance to the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs. Final score is 3-0.
Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer off Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning, and the Giants beat the defending NL champion Mets in the wild-card game.
Trying to follow their World Series titles in 2010, ’12 and ’14, the Giants open the NL Division Series on Friday at the best-in-the-majors Chicago Cubs.
Bumgarner has pitched 23 consecutive scoreless innings in winner-take-all postseason games — all on the road — following a four-hitter at Pittsburgh in the 2014 wild-card game and five innings of relief at Kansas City to save Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard didn’t allow a hit until two outs in the sixth and gave up two hits in seven innings. Addison Reed escaped bases-loaded trouble in the eighth.
Brandon Crawford doubled leading off the ninth against Familia, who walked Joe Panik with one out.
Stay with KRON4 for continuing coverage. Sports Director Gary Radnich will have full highlights on KRON4 News at 8 and 10 p.m.
Y’all know Madison Bumgarner? Best playoff pitcher ever, for my money. Stunning. 3-0 shutout with the season on the line.
— Grant Lodes (@GrantLodes) October 6, 2016
— Sports Night Live (@KRON4Sports) October 6, 2016
BUMGARNER LEGENDARY…GILLASPIE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON…CUBS NEXT! #SFGiants
— Gary Radnich (@KRON4GRadnich) October 6, 2016