When the San Francisco Giants have needed him the most, Madison Bumgarner has been there. The ace wrote another chapter of his storied postseason career in shutting out the New York Mets 3-0 in the National League (NL) wild-card game earlier this week. Bumgarner dueled with Mets ace Noah Syndergaard for seven scoreless innings, until Syndergaard was lifted with his pitch count over 100. The Giants were able to get to the Mets’ bullpen, as Conor Gillaspie sent a Jeurys Familia sinker soaring for a three-run lead in the ninth. Then Bumgarner closed out the bottom of the ninth to send the Giants on to the NL Divisional Series against the Chicago Cubs. Bumgarner has proven himself to be one of the greatest postseason pitchers ever, with key victories in the 2010, 2012, and 2014 playoffs, all of which ended with a Giants World Series title.