With rain in the forecast in Philadelphia tonight, the status of Game 3 of the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros is uncertain and is left in the hands of MLB.
Earlier today, MLB personnel met at Citizens Bank Park to discuss whether or not it would be safe to play Game 3 tonight.
If Game 3 is postponed, then all three games in Philadelphia will be pushed back a day, eliminating Thursday’s travel day for a potential Game 6.
The Communications department of MLB provided an update on the situation, but have yet to decide on whether or not it will be safe for Game 3 to take place, stating that they would issue another update after a meeting at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
We are evaluating tonight's forecast in Philadelphia. Three independent weather experts have rain in the forecast. We will issue another update after a 5:00 p.m. (ET) meeting. #WorldSeries
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) October 31, 2022
MLB Makes Vague Announcement About Game 3
MLB was very vague in their announcement about the weather.
It’s clear that as of now, there is no ruling on whether or not Game 3 will be played tonight.
But sooner or later, they’re going to have to make a decision.
This has happened twice already this postseason, with Game 2 of the NLDS between the Phillies and the Atlanta Braves having been delayed almost three hours and Game 5 of the ALDS between the Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees having been delayed until a postponement was announced at the last second.
It seems that tonight may bring a similar situation, which would be inconvenient for fans who are attending Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park.
No decision has been made yet on whether Game 3 will be played at this point, but there may be another update after 5 p.m. Eastern.