Philadelphia went into the fourth inning of Game 1 in the 2022 World Series down 5-0 to Houston on the road. Thanks in large part to clutch hits by catcher J.T. Realmuto, the Phillies stormed all the way back, tying the game in the fifth inning and then winning it 6-5 on Realmuto’s home run in the 10th.
The win was huge for the Phillies. It means that the Astros will have to win at least one game at Citizens Bank Park to keep their title hopes alive.But before the World Series heads to Philadelphia, the Astros will host one more game looking to even the best-of-seven. They will send left-hander Framber Valdez to the hill. Valdez pitched to a 2.82 ERA with a 23.5 percent strikeout rate, 8.1 percent walk rate in a team-high 201 1/3 innings in 2022. He has continued his success in the playoffs, pitching to a 1.42 ERA in two starts.
MORE: Watch the 2022 World Series live with fuboTV (free trial)The Phillies will counter with a standout starter of their own. Zack Wheeler, the 2021 runner-up for NL Cy Young, will take the hill for his fifth postseason start. Wheeler was dominant in the regular season with a 2.82 ERA, a 26.9 percent strikeout rate and a 5.6 percent walk rate. In his five playoff starts, he has a 1.78 ERA in 25 1/3 innings with 25 strikeouts to three walks and only 10 hits allowed.
Here’s all the information you need to watch the second game of the 2022 World Series.
Phillies vs. Astros start time
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
- First pitch: 8:03 p.m. ET
The second game of the 2022 World Series will begin at 8:03 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 29.
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What channel is Phillies vs. Astros on today?
- TV channel: Fox (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)
- Live stream: Fox Sports app, fuboTV (U.S.) | Sportsnet NOW (Canada)
Phillies vs. Astros will be carried by Fox in the U.S., while Canadian viewers can find it on Sportsnet.
Joe Davis will handle play-by-play duties for Fox’s broadcast. John Smoltz will provided analysis. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will provide reports and interviews from the dugouts.
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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 (PHI 1-0)|
|Sat., Oct. 29||Phillies at Astros (Game 2)||8:03 p.m.||Fox||—|
|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