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Global Weather Forecast Series: Rain Could Delay Phillies-Astros Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park

Global Weather Forecast Series: Rain Could Delay Phillies-Astros Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park

The 2022 World Championship is set to resume with Game 3 between Houston Astros And the Philadelphia Phyllis Monday night in Philadelphia. The two clubs split Matches 1 and 2 at Minute Maid Park in Houston and now the series, which has become the best of five, is shifting to Citizens Bank Park. Here’s how to watch the game 3. Unfortunately, the weather may interrupt Game 3.

There is rain in the forecast throughout the evening and continues into Tuesday morning. The premiere is currently scheduled for 8:03 PM ET and the MLB has already met twice to discuss the weather. Officials recently met at 5 p.m. ET but were unable to make a decision. According to MLBRain remains in the forecast, and they hope to have more clarity when they meet again at 6:45 p.m. ET.

Here are the hourly forecasts on CBS News Philadelphia:

There is rain in the forecast during the night for Game 3.

CBS Philadelphia news

The MLB makes all decisions about the weather in the post-season and the priority of the league is to play nine uninterrupted runs. MLB wants to avoid starting the game, then forcing everyone to sit down by delay(s) later. The league also prefers not to start the game late at night, after half of the country has gone to bed.

If the Astros and Phillies played Game 3 on Monday, it might be like Game 5 of the NLCS, when Padres Both teams started on time and both teams played in the rain for most of the match, including occasional torrential rain showers. There have been two weather-related delays in the post-season (games 2 and 5 of ALDS between Yankees And the guardians).

Coincidentally, Philadelphia was the site of MLB’s most famous weather standoff. Game five of the 2008 World Championships was suspended due to rain midway through the sixth inning. The rays He had just tied the game 2-2 in the previous half while the clubs played through heavy rain. Subsequently, then-commissioner Bud Selig announced that all World Championship matches should be a full nine runs.

“I wouldn’t let that happen,” Selig told The Associated Press when asked about the possibility of shortening the rain at the World Championships. “I have to use my judgment. The game would have been delayed in the rain so the weather conditions would allow us to continue. It might have been 24 hours or 48 hours or who knows?”

Game 5 continued the next day and the Phillies achieved their first World Championship since 1980 thanks to Pedro Velez’s seventh RBI single. When the Astros and Phillies play Game 3 of this year’s World Championships, righties Noah Syndergaard (10-10, 3.94 ERA) and Lance McCullers Jr. (4-2, 2.27 ERA) starting pitchers.

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