By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
Jazz Chisholm and the Miami Marlins will continue their improbable playoff run this week in the National League Division Series.
The Marlins will open the best-of-five series against the Atlanta Braves, on Tuesday, October 6, at Minute Maid Park In Houston, Texas.
First pitch is set for 2pm local time, broadcast live on Fox Sports One.
Subsequent games in the series will follow daily at 2pm with game five (if necessary) on October 10 at 4pm.
The No 6 seeded Marlins advanced to the NLDS with a two game sweep of the No 3 Chicago Cubs last week on the road at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.
Chisholm did not make an appearance in either game, but was named to the Marlins 28-man roster for the postseason. He is one of seven rookies on the Marlins’ youthful postseason roster — all of whom made their Major League debut in 2020.
Atlanta, the No 2 seed in the NL, advanced with a pair of shutout wins to sweep the Cincinnati Reds.
Atlanta won the season series 6-4 over Miami this season, including 3-4 games in their final matchup of the regular season en route to their third straight NL East division title. They have also won the season series for six consecutive years and Miami has held the edge just four times in the past 20 seasons.
Chisholm achieved several career milestones against the Braves this season.
On September 9, he recorded his first major league home run, RBI, triple and multi hit game in the Marlins 29-9 loss to the Braves on the road at Truist Stadium in Cumberland, Georgia.
He became the third youngest Marlins player to have a game with a home run and a triple behind Miguel Cabrera. The only players to do it at a younger age were Giancarlo Stanton and Jeremy Hermida.
The MLB will host its division series, league championship series and the World Series in controlled “bubble” environments as a measure to prevent COVID-19 exposure.
The other NLDS, between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres will be hosted at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
The American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will be hosted in San Diego at Petco Park while the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s will be hosted at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The AL Championship Series will be at Petco Park, and the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field. The World Series will be played entirely at Globe Life Field.