Mother Nature Lends Philadelphia Phillies’ Starters an Extra Day of Rest in World Series Against Houston Astros


The last time the Philadelphia Phillies won a World Series in 2008, they had to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays and Mother Nature.

A similar situation was brewing Monday before Major League Baseball finally postponed Game 3 of the 2022 World Series shortly after 6:45 p.m. EDT. The weather forecast was ominous, so MLB elected to push Game 3 back 24 hours until Tuesday night with the series tied 1-1 between the Phillies and Houston Astros.

In ’08, with the Phillies leading 3-1 in the World Series, Cole Hamels took the mound for Game 5.