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2022 World Series Game 3: Houston, We Have a Problem

View of baseball infield from center field grass under bright stadium lights

The 2022 World Series was scheduled for a third game before the end of October, but Monday’s scheduled matchup was postponed due to weather. The series resumed on Tuesday in Philadelphia on the first night of November. November games are a relatively recent development in Major League Baseball resulting from the expansion of the postseason calendar. This means the November batting leaderboard is rather restricted in size.

Several Philadelphia batters were determined to climb that leaderboard in front of their home fans.

Philadelphia 7, Houston 0

Philly leads series 2-1

WP: Ranger Suárez

LP: Lance McCullers Jr.

The Phillies offense torched McCullers Jr. for seven earned runs on five home runs; a new World Series worst for a pitcher in a single game.

José Urquidy quieted the Philadelphia bats with three scoreless innings, but the Houston offense only mustered five hits.

The game fittingly ended with Chas McCormick frozen by an Andrew Bellatti slider called for strike 3.

Next up is Game 4 on Wednesday at 8:03 PM ET. Cristian Javier (postseason: 1-0, 1.35 ERA) will face Aaron Nola (postseason: 2-1, 4.57 ERA) in the night’s starting pitching matchup.