Cubs vs. Marlins: 2020 NL Wild Card Series Preview

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be showcasing the Cubs vs. Marlins: 2020 NL Wild Card Series Preview. In fact, we will be showcasing the overall series prediction as well as the 2020 postseason results from each team. In addition, we will be going over each team’s playoff history as well as the key players to watch.

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Cubs vs. Marlins: 2020 NL Wild Card Series Preview

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2020 National League Wild Card Series: Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins

Series Start Time: Game 1 (Wednesday, September 30), Game 2 (Thursday, October 1), Game 3-if Necessary (Friday, October 2)

Series Location: Wrigley Field-Chicago, Illinois

Starting Pitchers: Game 1=RHP Kyle Hendricks (Cubs) vs. RHP Sandy Alcantara (Marlins), Game 2=RHP Yu Darvish (Cubs) vs. RHP Sixto Sanchez (Marlins), Game 3-if Necessary=TBA (Cubs) vs. Pablo Lopez-RHP (Marlins)

2020 Regular Season Series: Teams Have Not Met in 2020 Due to Limitations from the Global Health Crisis

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: 2003 National League Championship Series (Florida Won 4-3)

Chicago Cubs (34-26)-#3 Seed in the National League

  • Won the NL Central Division for the 3rd Time Since 2016
  • 5th Playoff Appearance Since 2015
  • Chicago is 3-4 vs. Miami All-Time in the Postseason
  • David Ross is the New Manager for the Chicago Cubs
  • Acquired OF Cameron Maybin from Tigers in 2020 Trade Deadline
  • Acquired Relief LHP Andrew Chafin from Diamondbacks in 2020 Trade Deadline
  • Has Not Won a Playoff Series Since 2017 NLDS
  • Looking for 1st NLCS Appearance Since 2017
  • Has Not Been to the World Series Since 2016
  • Looking for 1st World Championship Since 2016

Miami Marlins (31-29)-#6 Seed in the National League

  • Finished in 2nd Place in the NL East Division
  • 1st Playoff Appearance Since 2003
  • Miami is 4-3 vs. Chicago All-Time in the Postseason
  • Acquired OF Starling Marte from Diamondbacks at 2020 Trade Deadline
  • Signed Relief RHP Brad Boxberger in the Off-Season
  • Looking for 1st Playoff Series Win Since 2003 World Series
  • Has Not Been to the NLCS Since 2003
  • Looking for 1st World Series Appearance Since 2003
  • Has Never Lost a Postseason Series in Franchise History

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Top Players to Watch in Cubs vs. Marlins Wild Card Series (2020 MLB Statistics)

Chicago Cubs

  • OF Ian Happ: 0.258 BA, 12 Home Runs, 28 RBIs
  • INF Anthony Rizzo: 0.222 BA, 11 Home Runs, 24 RBIs
  • OF Kyle Schwarber: 0.188 BA, 11 Home Runs, 24 RBIs
  • RHP Yu Darvish: 8-3 Record, 2.01 E.R.A, 93 Strikeouts
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks: 6-5 Record, 2.88 E.R.A, 64 Strikeouts

Miami Marlins

  • INF Brian Anderson: 0.255 BA, 11 Home Runs, 38 RBIs
  • DH Jesus Aguilar: 0.277 BA, 8 Home Runs, 34 RBIs
  • OF Corey Dickerson: 0.258 BA, 7 Home Runs, 17 RBIs
  • RHP Sandy Alcantara: 3-2 Record, 3.00 E.R.A, 39 Strikeouts
  • RHP Pablo Lopez: 6-4 Record, 3.61 E.R.A, 59 Strikeouts

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