Game 3 of the Fall Classic has been postponed due to rain, MLB announced Monday evening just about an hour before first pitch.
World series game 3 : Cancelled | Rescheduled date
It is Game 3 of the World Series. It could be crazy at Citizens Bank Park. But then, Phillies fans have been losing their minds since Rhys Hoskins spiked his bat after smashing a three-run home run in Game 3 of the National League Division Series.
The Phillies and Astros split the first two games of the World Series. The Phillies won Game 1, 6-5, engineering one of the biggest comebacks in World Series history.
The Astros won Game 2, 5-2, reminding everybody why they won 106 games in the regular season, effortlessly scoring five runs (four earned) in five innings against Zack Wheeler.
In best-of-seven postseason series that are tied at 1, the Game 3 winner has won the series 68 of 98 times (69%).
World series game 3 Cancelled
Monday’s postponement is the first in the Fall Classic since Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.
Light rain started to fall at Citizens Bank Park around 6 p.m. ET and will increase in intensity around 9 p.m. ET, and continue until early Tuesday morning.
Current conditions suggest the Astros and Phillies could begin Game 3 as scheduled, but once the rain intensifies later in the night, they would have to hit pause and the game would likely be suspended.
MLB makes all weather-related decisions in the postseason and the league prefers to play an uninterrupted nine innings whenever possible.
Coincidentally enough, Philadelphia was the site of MLB’s most infamous World Series weather quandary. Game 5 of the 2008 World Series was suspended due to rain in the sixth inning.
The Rays tied the game 2-2 in the previous half-inning while the clubs played through a downpour. Afterward, then-commissioner Bud Selig declared all World Series game must be a full nine innings.
“I was not going to allow that to happen,” Selig told the Associated Press when asked about the possibility of a rain-shortened World Series. “I have to use my judgment. The game would have been in a rain delay until weather conditions allowed us to continue. And that might have been 24 hours or 48 hours or who knows?”
The Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies will have to wait one more day to resume the 2022 World Series. Game 3 of the Fall Classic has been postponed due to rain, MLB announced Monday evening just about an hour before first pitch. It will instead be played Tuesday, and the rest of the series will be pushed back one day. There will still be an off-day for travel between Thursday’s Game 5 and, if necessary, Friday’s Game 6.
Here is the updated 2022 World Series schedule:
- Monday, Oct. 31: Postponed
- Tues, Nov. 1: Game 3 at 8:03 p.m. ET in Philadelphia
- Weds, Nov. 2: Game 4 at 8:03 p.m. ET in Philadelphia
- Thurs, Nov. 3: Game 5 at 8:03 p.m. ET in Philadelphia
- Fri., Nov. 4: Off day
- Sat., Nov. 5: Game 6 at 8:03 p.m. ET in Houston (if necessary)
- Sun., Nov. 6: Game 7 at 8:03 p.m. ET in Houston (if necessary)
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