The 2020 Major League Baseball season has brought a lot of firsts and the playoffs are no exception. Last week, we saw a record-shattering 8 postseason games in one day. This was courtesy of an expanded playoff format that granted the first and second place teams in each division a postseason berth, as well as two extra wild card teams in each league. The fun doesn’t stop there, however.
The rest of this year’s playoff games will be played in somewhat of a bubble-type environment where the American League will host games in California and the National League will host games in Texas. The 2020 World Series will then be held at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves, though. The Marlins still have a bunch more games to win if they want to preserve their undefeated series record in the postseason. The neutral site for the Marlins vs. Braves NLDS matchup will be Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The action between the Marlins and Braves kicks off on Tuesday, October 6 at 2:08 pm (all times listed below are ET) on FS1. Fish Stripes has you covered with everything you need to know for this NLDS matchup between your Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves.
Tuesday, October 6
Game 1: (6) Marlins vs. (2) Braves, 2:08 pm on FS1
RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. LHP Max Fried
Wednesday, October 7
Game 2: Marlins vs. Braves, 2:08 pm on MLBN
RHP Pablo López vs. RHP Ian Anderson
Thursday, October 8
Game 3: Braves vs. Marlins, 2:08 pm on FS1
RHP Kyle Wright vs. RHP Sixto Snchez
Friday, October 9 (if necessary and time is subject to change)
Game 4: Braves vs. Marlins, 2:08 pm on FS1
Probable starters are TBD
Saturday, October 10 (if necessary and time is subject to change)
Game 5: Marlins vs. Braves, 4:08 pm on FS1
Probable starters are TBD
Games 1 and 3 on FS1: Adam Amin (play-by-play), A.J. Pierzynski (analyst), Adam Wainwright (analyst), Tom Verducci (reporter)
Game 2 on MLBN: Matt Vasgersian (play-by-play), Jim Kaat (analyst), Buck Showalter (analyst), Tom Verducci (reporter)
Games 1, 2, and 3 on ESPN Radio: Karl Ravech (play-by-play), Tim Kurkjian (analyst)
Games 1, 2, and 3 on 940 WINZ: Dave Van Horne, Glenn Geffner
FOX Sports Florida will have pre-and-postgame coverage for all games during this series. Pregame coverage starts 30 minutes prior to first pitch and postgame coverage begins immediately following the final out. This special postseason edition of Marlins Live will include interviews, highlights, and analysis featuring Craig Minervini, Tommy Hutton, Jeff Nelson, Gaby Sanchez, and J.P. Arencibia.
Mark Wegner (crew chief)
Ely Sussman (Tuesday), Zach Letson (Wednesday), Alex Krutchik (Thursday) and Daniel Rodriguez (Friday, if necessary) will handle game recaps.
By week’s end, regardless of the series result, Fish Stripes will be giving away a Bottom Feeders t-shirt to the postseason Fish Picks points leader!