Marlins-Cubs NL Wild Card Game 2 postponed

CHICAGO — The Cubs hoped to play baseball on Friday, but for different reasons.
On Thursday, Major League Baseball postponed Game 2 of the National League Wild Card Series between the Cubs and Marlins due to incoming inclement weather around Wrigley Field.

CHICAGO — The Cubs hoped to play baseball on Friday, but for different reasons.

On Thursday, Major League Baseball postponed Game 2 of the National League Wild Card Series between the Cubs and Marlins due to incoming inclement weather around Wrigley Field.

Game Date Time Matchup TV
Gm 1 Sept. 30 MIA 5, CHC 1 Watch
Gm 2 Oct. 2 2 p.m. MIA @ CHC ABC
Gm 3* Oct. 3 3:30 p.m. MIA @ CHC ESPN2

That resulted in Game 2 being pushed back to 2 p.m. ET/1 CT (on ABC) on Friday, when Cubs ace Yu Darvish and Marlins rookie Sixto Sánchez will start against each other in a win-or-go-home game for Chicago. Miami dealt the North Siders a stunning 5-1 loss in Game 1 Wednesday afternoon.

• Marlins-Cubs Game 2 FAQ

Should the Wild Card Series reach a Game 3, that critical contest would take place on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 CT on ESPN2.

As things currently stand, the Cubs would hand the ball to veteran Jon Lester in Game 3, while Miami would send Pablo López to the mound.

Jordan Bastian covers the Cubs for MLB.com. He previously covered the Indians from 2011-18 and the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian.

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