Connecticut Defenders

Mets Lose Wild Card 3-0 To Giants In Masterful Pitching Duel

Mets Lose Wild Card 3-0 To Giants In Masterful Pitching Duel

This is what October baseball is supposed to look like. Two of the best pitchers in the game throwing 100-odd pitches Wednesday night, the season riding on every single one of them.

Dozens of plays, dozens of decisions, a hundred swings of the bat. And the half-year grind it took the Mets and Giants to get here was riding on every one of them. Only in the top of the ninth inning, nearly three hours in, came the pitch and the swing that finally decided the NL's winner-take-all wild card game. Mets closer Jeurys Familia threw it, and Conor Gillaspie drove it over the right field fence, where the ball hit the bullpen's dugout roof and bounced off into the darkness, taking the Mets'...

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