World Series Pre-Gamin’: Astros at Phillies – Game 3 (7:03 CT) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

With the series even at a game-a-piece things shift to Philadelphia for three games and the Phillies have a chance to end it in Philadelphia by sweeping the trio of games at Citizens Bank Ballpark this week. A daunting task, surely, but a possibility, nonetheless.

The Phils will send Ranger Suarez to the mound tonight, hoping to get better results out of him than they got from Zach Wheeler and Aaron Nola in Houston.

Houston righted things in Game 2 after blowing a five-run lead the night previous and will look to take control of the series with Lance McCullers Jr. on the mound.

Last night’s postponement has pushed everything (including the travel day) back by a day. Here’s the updated schedule for the remainder of the World Series:

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 7:03 PM (CT)

TV: FOX

Radio: ESPN Radio

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lance McCullers Jr. (RHP) – Postseason: 0-0, 2.45 ERA, 13 K

vs.

Ranger Suarez (LHP) – Postseason: 0-0, 1.86 ERA, 9 K

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve, 2B
2. Jeremy Pena, SS
3. Yordan Alvarez, LF
4. Alex Bregman, 3B
5. Kyle Tucker, RF
6. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
7. Aledmys Diaz, LF
8. Chas McCormick, CF
9. Martin Maldanado, C

Philadelphia Phillies

1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
2. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
3. J.T. Realmuto, C
4. Bryce Harper, DH
5. Nick Castellanos, RF
6. Alec Bohm, 3B
7. Jean Segura, 2B
8. Matt Vierling, CF
9. Edmundo Sosa, SS

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Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

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