Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Slocum/AP/Shutterstock (13602693f) The field is covered with the threat of rain before Game 3 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies, in Philadelphia World Series Astros Phillies Baseball, Philadelphia, United States – 31 Oct 2022
Throughout the afternoon on Monday, MLB officials monitored the bleak forecast ahead of Game 3, working with both clubs to try and find a path forward to have the game played as scheduled. Unfortunately, mother nature had other ideas, and due to the amount of rain in the forecast, the game has been postponed to Tuesday night.
The entire series will shift back one day, with Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday now the scheduled games in Philadelphia, a travel day on Friday if needed before a potential Game 6 on Saturday, and Game 7 on Sunday in Houston, if necessary.
After the announcement on Monday, both managers announced their plans for who would start the next two games, with Dusty Baker opting to stick to his plan of Lance McCullers Jr. in Game 3 and Cristian Javier in Game 4 before doing another turn through Justin Verlander and Framber Valdez in Games 5 and 6. Rob Thomson, meanwhile, is using the new rest day to shift to Ranger Suárez in Game 3 before going back to Game 1 starter Aaron Nola in Game 4.