For the third time this postseason, the Phillies are headed back to their friendly confines tied 1-1.
After losing Game 2 to the Astros 5-2 Saturday, the Phillies have had a travel day to lick their wounds and prepare for a Game 3 showdown against Houston. By now, they’re familiar with the script. They win Game 1. Lose Game 2. And then head home, where they’re yet to lose in the postseason. The Phillies are currently 5-0 at Citizens Bank Park in these playoffs, having defeated the Braves in four games in the NLDS and the Padres in five in the NLCS.
The Astros, however, are a different beast. They entered the World Series 7-0 in the playoffs and have jumped out to 5-0 leads in each of their first two games against the Phillies, who were pitching dual aces Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler. As the series grinds on, the Astros are undoubtedly hoping their pitching depth can prove to be the difference.
Game 3 will see Noah Syndergaard starting for the Phillies in a bullpen game, while Lance McCullers will be on the mound for the Astros. Rob Thomson has managed his bullpen exceptionally well to this point. He’ll have to do so again to navigate a batting order that has proven to be extremely potent thus far.
Here’s what you need to know aboutbetween the Phillies and Astros, including broadcast information and start time.
What channel is Phillies vs. Astros on today?
- TV channel: Fox (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)
- Live stream: Fox Sports app, (U.S.) | Sportsnet NOW (Canada)
Phillies vs. Astros will be broadcast on Fox in the U.S. Canadian viewers can follow all the action on Sportsnet.
. He’ll be joined by John Smoltz, who will provide color commentary. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will provide reports and interviews from the dugouts.
Cord-cutters can find Saturday’s game on the Fox Sports app or, which offers a free trial.
Phillies vs. Astros start time
- Date: Monday, Oct. 31
- First pitch: 8:03 p.m. ET
Game 3 of the World Series between the Phillies and Astros is slated to start at 8:03 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 31, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
MLB playoff schedule 2022
(All times Eastern)
Wild Card Series
|Friday, Oct. 7||Phillies at Cardinals (Game 1)||PHI 6, STL 3 (PHI 1-0)|
|Friday, Oct. 7||Padres at Mets (Game 1)||SD 7, NYM 1 (SD 1-0)|
|Saturday, Oct. 8||Padres at Mets (Game 2)||NYM 7, SD 3 (1-1)|
|Saturday, Oct. 8||Phillies at Cardinals (Game 2)||PHI 2, STL 0 (PHI 2-0)|
|Sunday, Oct. 9||Padres at Mets (Game 3)||SD 6, NYM 0 (SD 2-1)|
|Tuesday, Oct. 11||Phillies at Braves (Game 1)||PHI 7, ATL 6 (PHI 1-0)|
|Tuesday, Oct. 11||Padres at Dodgers (Game 1)||LAD 5, SD 3 (SD 1-0)|
|Wednesday, Oct. 12||Phillies at Braves (Game 2)||ATL 3, PHI 0 (1-1)|
|Wednesday, Oct. 12||Padres at Dodgers (Game 2)||SD 5, LAD 3 (1-1)|
|Friday, Oct. 14||Braves at Phillies (Game 3)||PHI 9, ATL 1 (PHI 2-1)|
|Friday, Oct. 14||Dodgers at Padres (Game 3)||SD 2, LAD 1 (SD 2-1)|
|Saturday, Oct. 15||Braves at Phillies (Game 4)||PHI 8, ATL 3 (PHI 3-1)|
|Saturday, Oct. 15||Dodgers at Padres (Game 4)||SD 5, LAD 3 (SD 3-1)|
|Tuesday, Oct. 18||Phillies at Padres (Game 1)||PHI 2, SD 0 (PHI 1-0)|
|Wednesday, Oct. 19||Phillies at Padres (Game 2)||SD 8, PHI 5 (1-1)|
|Friday Oct. 21||Padres at Phillies (Game 3)||PHI 4, SD 2 (PHI 2-1)|
|Saturday, Oct. 22||Padres at Phillies (Game 4)||PHI 10, SD 6 (PHI 3-1)|
|Sunday, Oct. 23||Padres at Phillies (Game 5*)||PHI 4, SD 3 (PHI 4-1)|
Wild Card Series
|Friday Oct. 7||Rays at Guardians (Game 1)||CLE 2, TB 1 (CLE 1-0)|
|Friday, Oct. 7||Mariners at Blue Jays (Game 1)||SEA 4, TOR 0 (SEA 1-0)|
|Saturday, Oct. 8||Rays at Guardians (Game 2)||CLE 1, TB 0, 15 innings (CLE 2-0)|
|Saturday, Oct. 8||Mariners at Blue Jays (Game 2)||SEA 10, TOR 9 (SEA 2-0)|
|Tuesday, Oct. 11||Mariners vs. Astros (Game 1)||HOU 8, SEA 7 (HOU 1-0)|
|Tuesday, Oct. 11||Guardians vs. Yankees (Game 1)||NYY 4, CLE 1 (NYY 1-0)|
|Thursday, Oct. 13||Mariners vs. Astros (Game 2)||HOU 4, SEA 2 (HOU 2-0)|
|Friday, Oct. 14||Guardians vs. Yankees (Game 2)||CLE 4, NYY 2, 10 innings (1-1)|
|Saturday, Oct. 15||Mariners vs. Astros (Game 3)||HOU 1, SEA 0, 18 innings (HOU 3-0)|
|Saturday, Oct. 15||Guardians vs. Yankees (Game 3)||CLE 6, NYY 5 (CLE 2-1)|
|Sunday, Oct. 16||Guardians vs. Yankees (Game 4)||NYY 4, CLE 2 (2-2)|
|Tuesday, Oct. 18||Guardians vs. Yankees (Game 5)||NYY 5, CLE 1 (NYY 3-2)|
|Wed., Oct. 19||Yankees at Astros, Game 1||HOU 4, NYY 2 (HOU 1-0)|
|Thu., Oct. 20||Yankees at Astros, Game 2||HOU 3, NYY 2 (HOU 2-0)|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Astros at Yankees, Game 3||HOU 5, NYY 0 (HOU 3-0)|
|Sun., Oct. 23||Astros at Yankees, Game 4||HOU 6, NYY 5 (HOU 4-0)|
World Series schedule
Every World Series game will be on Fox.
|Date||Game||Start time||TV channel||Result|
|Fri., Oct. 28||Phillies at Astros (Game 1)||8:03 p.m.||Fox||PHI 6, HOU 5, 10 innings (PHI 1-0)|
|Sat., Oct. 29||Phillies at Astros (Game 2)||8:03 p.m.||Fox||HOU 5, PHI 2 (1-1)|
|Mon., Oct. 31||Astros at Phillies (Game 3)||8:03 p.m.||Fox||—|
|Tue., Nov. 1||Astros at Phillies (Game 4)||8:03 p.m.||Fox||—|
|Wed., Nov. 2||Astros at Phillies (Game 5*)||8:03 p.m.||Fox||—|
|Fri., Nov. 4||Phillies at Astros (Game 6*)||8:03 p.m.||Fox||—|
|Sat., Nov. 5||Phillies at Astros (Game 7*)||8:03 p.m.||Fox||—|
* – if necessary