PHILADELPHIA — Major League Baseball has officially postponed Game 3 of the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros as rain came down Monday night at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia.
The postponement means that the World Series will now resume Tuesday with Game 3. Game 4 will be pushed back to Wednesday and Game 5 on Thursday. Philadelphia is hosting its first World Series games since 2009.
Phillies fans are certainly familiar with inclement weather affecting a World Series. When the team won its most recent championship in 2008, the start of Game 3 was delayed by 90 minutes because of rain. The Phillies eventually beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 in that game to take a 2-1 series lead.
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The unique twist with this postseason rainout is that instead of playing Game 6 on Friday, the two teams will still have a full travel day, pushing the potential Game 6 and Game 7 in Houston to Saturday and Sunday.
Monday’s postponement also put the World Series up against the NFL on Thursday night and forces Philadelphia and Houston fans to choose between watching their local baseball or football teams. The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to play the Houston Texans on Thursday night in Houston.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.