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Marlins BBQ Episode 16: Playoff Clinching Scenarios, Matchups

For the first time in an eternity, we enter the season’s final week counting down the Marlins’ magic number and debating who can be trusted in October.

Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins - Game One Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Alex Krutchik joins Red Garcia and Alex Contreras for the final burn of the 2020 MLB regular season. The guys preview the ultimate Marlins road trip against the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees and look forward to the challenges that they’ll face if the team is fortunate enough to clinch their first postseason berth since 2003.

Stay tuned throughout the episode for a special trivia question! First person to comment on this article page or contact Alex C. (on Twitter or Instagram) with the correct answer wins a 2003 World Series pennant flag. You must be following Marlins History on Twitter (@MarlinsHistory) to be eligible to win.

Check out Episode 16!

This conversation was recorded before Monday’s hard-fought series opener in Atlanta. Get caught up on the key moments from that loss, including Monte Harrison’s polarizing baserunning decision, here.

The remaining Marlins regular season schedule:

  • Tuesday—7:10 p.m. ET vs. Braves at Truist Park
  • Wednesday—7:10 p.m. ET vs. Braves at Truist Park
  • Thursday—7:10 p.m. ET vs. Braves at Truist Park
  • Friday—7:05 p.m. ET vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • Saturday—1:05 p.m. ET vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • Sunday—3:05 p.m. ET vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium

The hosts agree that Sandy Alcantara, Pablo López and Sixto Sánchez should be starting games for the Fish in a potential best-of-three first-round postseason series...but in what order? Vote below.


How would you line up the Marlins’ top three starting pitchers for October?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Alcantara, López, Sánchez
    (3 votes)
  • 40%
    Alcantara, Sánchez, López
    (9 votes)
  • 9%
    López, Alcantara, Sánchez
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    López, Sánchez, Alcantara
    (0 votes)
  • 27%
    Sánchez, Alcantara, López
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    Sánchez, López, Alcantara
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Can’t answer until we know opponent
    (1 vote)
22 votes total Vote Now

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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