Sunday, September 18, 2016


The magic number for the 2016 NL Central Division Champion Chicago Cubs to earn home field advantage in the playoffs dropped Sunday despite their loss to Milwaukee, as the Nats also lost.

The MLB-best Cubs kick off a three-game series against the Reds on Monday night at Wrigley Field.

We're looking forward to covering the Cubs' playoff run and we're continuing to update the Cubs Magic Numbers!

Here's the schedule for the NLDS (all game times TBA):
  • Game 1: Friday, October 7
  • Game 2: Saturday, October 8
  • Game 3: Monday, October 10
  • Game 4: Tuesday, October 11 (if necessary)
  • Game 5: Thursday, October 13 (if necessary)

Games Left


Home Field Advantage Magic Number


NLDS Wins Needed to Advance to the NLCS 



brandonwwilson said...

Missed a few opportunities to have a -2 day on the magic number. It will be interesting to see how Joe navigates the final two weeks.

RFBleachers said...

He went all-or-nothing on the backups & regulars in the lineup this weekend.

I think we'll see more of a mix in each day's starting lineup from here on out.

Go Cubs!

Anonymous said...

Does home field advantage mean that they would play three of the five at home if necessary or what?