Podcast: It’s time for the playoffs! Breaking down Marlins-Phillies wild card series

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They did it.

The Miami Marlins are in the playoffs, claiming the National League’s second wild card spot to make it into the postseason for the first time in a full season since 2003.

But clinching a playoff spot didn’t come without a hectic final week, including two separate weather-related issues in their series against the New York Mets before winning their first two games against the Pittsburgh Pirates to secure the trip to the postseason.

Now, it’s a best-of-3 wild card series against division rival Philadelphia Phillies starting Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.

On the latest episode of Fish Bytes, Miami Herald Marlins beat writer Jordan McPherson and deputy sports editor Andre Fernandez look back on the Marlins’ season to get to this point and preview the series ahead.