The Philadelphia Phillies sought to head home with a two-game lead in the 2022 World Series after a dramatic comeback victory in the opener. Could they deal another stunning blow to Houston?
Series tied 1-1
WP: Framber Valdez
LP: Zack Wheeler
The Astros got in business early thanks to three straight doubles off of Wheeler. A low throw by Edmundo Sosa that first baseman Rhys Hoskins was unable to pick from the dirt resulted in a third run scored in the inning.
Alex Bregman‘s two-run homer in the 5th added insurance.
Valdez pitched a quality start, allowing just one run in 6.1 IP and striking out nine Philly batters.
The series heads to Philadelphia for Halloween. Game 3 will be on Monday at 8:03 PM ET. The probable pitchers are Lance McCullers Jr. (postseason: 0-0, 2.45 ERA) and Noah Syndergaard (postseason: 0-0, 1.69 ERA).