Giants vs. Mets Expert Free Pick from Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy recommends a play on the Giants -102 at BMaker
The Giants always seem to find their way into the mix for the N.L. crown and here they are again, playing in a one-game Wild Card showdown against the Mets on Wednesday night in Queens. I like their chances of advancing to the NLDS with Madison Bumgarner on the hill. Read more about Sean Murphy’s Giants vs. Mets Expert Free Pick.
Bumgarner has proven to be one of the best playoff performers in recent history and I expect to see him add another chapter to his storied career on Wednesday night. After stumbling against the Padres (but still guiding his team to a victory) two starts back he rebounded with a terrific outing against the Dodgers last Friday night, giving up three earned runs over 7 1/3 effective innings. The Giants have given him plenty of offensive support this season, particularly on the road, where he owns a winning record and a solid 3.39 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. Bumgarner has given up one earned run or less in four of his six career starts against New York.
Noah Syndergaard will counter for the Mets. Despite pitching well, he only managed to post a .500 record at home during the regular season, largely due to a lack of run support. That could be an issue again on Wednesday. While Syndergaard did toss eight shutout innings against the Giants in a victory back on August 21st in San Francisco, he’s winless in two career home starts against them.
The Giants won’t be fazed by heading across the country for this one-game showdown. Note that they’ve posted a winning record away from home this season and I’m confident this seasoned club will be moving on to face the Cubs in the NLDS.Take San Francisco (8*).
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