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World Series Game 3: Phillies-Astros time, TV channel, starting pitchers after Monday’s rain

The 2022 World Series goes to Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros split Games 1 and 2 at Minute Maid Park over the weekend, so the World Series is now a best-of-five series as it shifts to Citizens Bank Park for Games 3-5. Game 3 was rained out on Monday night and the series will be picked up again on Tuesday.

Oddly enough, the Phillies are 1-3 in Game 2s and 9-0 in all other games this postseason. They certainly hope that trend continues after they drop Game 2 and even allow the Astros to continue the series. Houston is 8-1 in nine games after the season in October and they led 5-0 in that one loss. They have been ahead in every game so far.

You can watch the full program after the season by clicking here, and here is the playoff round for 2022. Now let’s get to the important stuff for Game 3.

How to watch?

Date: Tuesday 1 Nov. | Time: 20:03 ET
Place: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
TV channel: Fox | live stream: fuboTV (free trial)
Chances: NEW -125; PHI +105; R/O: 8
Starting pitchers: LHP Ranger Suarez (10-7, 3.65 ERA) vs. RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (4-2, 2.27 ERA)

Example

One thing is certain: the Phillies want to avoid another 5-0 deficit in Game 3. They trailed 5-0 early in Game 1, but made a remarkable comeback, winning in the 10th inning. They then trailed 5-0 in Game 2 and took the loss. The Astros are doing a great job jumping to early lead in October — not just against the Phillies, in all their post-season games — and the Phillies need to keep them off the board early to have their best shot at Game 3 to win. You can only play so much from behind and beat a team as good as Houston.

Forecast

On paper, the pitching advantage is in Houston’s favor. The Philadelphia rotation gets a little thinner behind Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler. There’s more to life than starting pitch matchups, but sometimes a team has an advantage that’s too big to ignore. I have the Astros in Game 3.

Choose: Astros 5, Phillies 3

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