Home Field AdvantageWith last night's victory over the New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs secured home field advantage throughout the National League playoffs. The first two games of the National League Division Series will be played at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2. Official game times have yet to be determined.
The Cubs currently do not know who they will face in the series yet. Since they clinched the best record in the National League, they will square off against the wild card unless the Milwaukee Brewers win the wild card. The wild card winner cannot play their division winner in the N.L.D.S.
Over the next few days, the Cubs can actually help the Brewers in their quest for the wild card. Since the Philadelphia Phillies lead the National League East, the Mets dropped into the wild card lead. Milwaukee did not play on Monday. The Brewers now trail the Mets by just one game.