The Houston Astros And Philadelphia Phillies The 2022 World Series will have to wait one more day to resume. Game 3 of the Fall Classic has been postponed due to rain, MLB announced an hour before first pitch Monday evening. It will be played on Tuesday instead, with the rest of the series pushed back by a day. The trip will still have an off day between Thursday’s Game 5 and, if necessary, Friday’s Game 6.
Here is the updated 2022 World Series schedule:
- Monday, October 31: Postponed
- Tuesday, Nov. 1: Game 3 at Philadelphia at 8:03 PM ET
- Wednesday, Nov. 2: Game 4 at Philadelphia 8:03 p.m
- Thursday, Nov. 3: Game 5 at Philadelphia at 8:03 PM ET
- Friday, Nov. 4: Holiday
- Sat., Nov. 5: Game 6 at 8:03 PM ET at Houston (if necessary)
- Sunday, Nov. 6: Game 7 at 8:03 p.m. ET at Houston (if necessary)
Monday’s postponement is the first in the Fall Classic since Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.
Light rain began at Citizens Bank Park around 6 PM and will intensify around 9 PM ET and continue into the early hours of Tuesday. Current conditions suggest the Astros and Phillies could start Game 3 as scheduled, but if the rain worsens overnight, they will have to suspend and the game will be suspended. MLB makes all weather-related decisions in the postseason and prefers to play nine uninterrupted innings whenever the league ends.
When the World Series resume on Tuesday, Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez (10-7, 3.65 ERA) and Lance McCullers Jr. (4-2, 2.27 ERA) are projected starters.
Coincidentally, Philadelphia was the site of MLB’s most infamous World Series weather crisis. Game 5 of the 2008 World Series was suspended in the sixth inning due to rain. The Rays The game was tied 2-2 in the previous half-inning, while the clubs played through the rain. Then, then-commissioner Bud Selig announced that all World Series games would be the full nine innings.
“I’m not going to let that happen.” Selig told The Associated Press when asked about the possibility of a rain-shortened World Series. “I have to use my judgement. The game would have been rain delayed until the weather allowed us to continue. It could have been 24 hours or 48 hours or who knows?”
Game 5 followed the next day, with the Phillies winning their first World Series championship since 1980 thanks to Pedro Feliz’s seventh-inning RBI single.
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