Yep, that would be a record.He has thrown complete-game shutouts in two of those games - the 2014 wild-card game and this one.
The game was billed as a pitcher's duel, and it lived up to its billing with the Mets' young ace nearly matching a postseason legend pitch for pitch throughout the evening. Familia surrendered just one homer in the regular season, and Bumgarner needed just 13 pitches to polish off his second shutout in a wild card game.
He doesn't get an "L" next to his name in the box score, but he lost this battle of aces with Bumgarner simply because seven shutout innings isn't as good as nine shutout innings.
"I talked to him afterwards and he was his usual self", Warthen said of Familia, who led the league with 51 saves this season. "Unfortunately it comes down to one game". He cruised through the ninth inning cleanly, ending the game and starting a celebration on the field.
Both starters were exceptional Wednesday.
After seven rounds, Syndergaard had allowed two hits and three walks. He was dominant, as he had been on the road against the Pirates two years ago and as visitors Jake Arrieta and former Arkansas Razorback Dallas Keuchel were last year against the Pirates and Yankees, respectively. "Everyone could have made an excuse, but we were able to make it a one-game playoff and we feel very good about this group", Reyes said.
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That fact could complicate matters later in the season should Tennessee lose multiple games in the final two months of the season. When Jacob Eason needs a first down or a big play, he looks to his favorite target on the outside Isaiah McKenzie.
"That was an anomaly", Warthen said of the World Series.
The Mets had a awesome run during the 2nd half of the season.
"You can't go out there and pitch scared, like you're afraid to give up that home run", Bumgarner said after another unflappable complete-game performance. I can't believe that we're watching this. "Great command and focus". Our closer - the man with over 50 saves - was coming in. And though this isn't quite Travis Ishikawa's pennant-winning blast of 2014, this is a home run that won't soon be forgotten. The Blue Jays did that on Tuesday and Terry Collins did it on Wednesday. In a game that was tied for its majority and lasted 11 innings, he did not use his elite closer Zach Britton.
Gillapsie took a high 1-and-1 sinker and sent into into Familia's house - the Mets bullpen in right-center - to give San Francisco all the runs it would need. Harper had right shoulder issues earlier this season, and was bothered by a sore left thumb that kept him out of the lineup for four games in late September.
"It's just the nature of the game". The Rangers host Game One of the best-of-five matchup this afternoon at Globe Life Park. "But I've played this game enough to know that anything can happen, especially this time of year". USA captain Steve Stricker said Wednesday he has chosen Woods, Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and three-time Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples to be his assistants for the matches next year at Liberty National. It was also Bumgarner's sixth career postseason start without giving up a run, tying Hall of Famer Tom Glavine for the most all-time. "Fans love knockout games and I think it's important never to lose sight of the fact it's about what the fans like".