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Marlins BBQ Episode 18: Rivalry Reaches NLDS

Red and Alex are reunited to talk smack to Braves Country and make some predictions heading into this week’s postseason series.

MLB: SEP 23 Marlins at Braves Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Red Garcia and Alex Contreras discuss how pitching, defense and confidence carried the Marlins to an upset of the Cubs in the Wild Card Series, and why Miami’s NLDS matchup with the Braves isn’t as lopsided as it looks on paper. Regardless of how the series plays out, they agree that this postseason run will boost enthusiasm—and expectations—for Marlins baseball in 2021 and beyond.

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Eric Cole and Scott Coleman from SB Nation’s Braves site, Talking Chop, recorded their own series preview pod.

Game 1 begins Tuesday at 2:08 p.m. ET from Minute Maid Park in Houston. For more about MLB’s disappointing scheduling decisions, read this.

The Fish Stripes podcast is home to Miami Marlins shows Fish Bites, Earning Their Stripes and Marlins Barbecue. All new episodes are posted to You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Megaphone or wherever you normally get your pods from.

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