Last night, Game 3 of the 2022 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros was called off due to rain in the Philadelphia area.
As a result, everything, including the travel day between Games 5 and 6, has been pushed back by one day.
Game 3 will instead take place tonight at 8:03 p.m. Eastern Time.
With the rain before Game 3, an eerie trend in Phillies history continued last night.
The third game in each of the Phillies’ last four World Series has been affected one way or another by rain.
WORLD SERIES IN PHILADELPHIA
Game 3, 1993: Delayed by rain
Game 3, 2008: Delayed by rain
Game 3, 2009: Delayed by rain
Game 3, 2022: Postponed by rain
See you tomorrow night.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) October 31, 2022
Phillies’ Odd Game 3 Trend
This of course was the first time that rain had postponed Game 3 of the World Series for the Phillies in each of the last four Fall Classics they have been a part of.
Game 3 was delayed by rain in 1993, in 2008, and again in 2009.
It’s also worth noting that the Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays got Game 5 of the 2008 World Series started before rain washed it away and pushed it to the next night.
So, this is not uncharted territory for the Phillies.
But it is a weird little trend they have going, with Game 3 being affected by rain in one form or another.
Of course, it happened again this year, and it may not be completely out of the realm of possibility for tonight, depending on the forecast in Philadelphia.
If anything though, it’s very possible that the rainout could have helped the Phillies.
Now, they’ll be able to start Aaron Nola on full rest for Game 4.