Houston Astros World Series: Game 3 Postponed for Inclement Weather and Pitching Updates

Oct 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (43) pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees during game four of the ALCS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (43) pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees during game four of the ALCS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the World Series tied 1-1 between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball announced that Game 3 of the World Series has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The game was set to start at 7:03pm CT Monday. After much deliberation, Rob Manfred said that the weather forecast looked bleak for Monday night, with rain being heavier than expected. Even with a delayed start, there was a possibility that more rain moving into Philly later in the evening would increase the chances of the game being suspended and have to resume a following day.

Both fan bases likely agree that it’s better to just wait it out.

Game 3 will now be will be played Tuesday – pushing Game 4 and Game 5 in Philadelphia to Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Friday will be an off day for travel with the final two games will be played Saturday and Sunday in Houston.

  • Tuesday, November 1: Game 3, Astros at Phillies – 7:03 PM CT
  • Wednesday, November 2: Game 4, Astros at Phillies, 7:03 PM CT
  • Thursday, November 3: Game 5, Astros at Phillies – 7:03 PM CT
  • Saturday, November 5: Game 6*, Phillies at Astros – 7:03 PM CT
  • Sunday, November 6: Game 7*, Phillies at Astros – 7:03 PM CT(* if necessary)

Dusty Baker told reporters that he is still planning on having Lance McCullers Jr. start Game 3. Rob Thomson will have Ranger Suarez take the hill opposite McCullers.

With an extra day of rest, both managers have the opportunity to go to their respective aces in Game 4. However, Dusty Baker will stick with Cristian Javier, while Thomson will opt to roll the dice with Aaron Nola.

He won’t go with Zack Wheeler for Game 5, as Wheeler is still fatigued. Noah Syndergaard or Kyle Gibson will take the hill for Game 5, and Zack Wheeler for Game 6.

Neither manager has given any indication on their plans for Game 7. It’s safe to assume it will be all hands on deck for a potential Game 7 for both the Astros and Phillies.

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