Wheeler and Phillies bats disappear as Astros win Game 2
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Phillies scouted the Houston Astros’ five runs Friday night in Game 1 of the 2022 World Series before making the biggest comeback to the Fall Classic in 20 years.
But on Saturday night, the Phillies weren’t as successful in a five-point comeback.
Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez kept the Phillies under wraps in his six-and-a-third innings on the mound, allowing just one run and four hits, while Houston relief pitchers made the remains to clinch a 5-2 win and a split from first. two World Series games.
Philadelphia starting pitcher Zack Wheeler was rocked early in his worst performance in more than two months. His night began by allowing three straight doubles against Houston.
He allowed four earned runs and five total runs in five innings pitched, allowing six hits and three walks and striking out three batters.
Kyle Schwarber nearly hit two homers in one at bat in the eighth inning, either of which would have cut Houston’s 5-1 lead at the time in half. The first landed far in the stands, but for lack of feet.
The second landed a few yards off the right field wall and into the glove of Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker.
The loss extended Philadelphia’s streak to nine road losses in Game 2 in the playoffs after winning Game 1 of the series.
Game 3 is Monday night at 8:03 p.m. from Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, with the pitching game still to be determined late Saturday afternoon.
Despite losing Saturday night, the Phillies would claim their third World Series title if they sweep Games 3, 4 and 5 in Philadelphia Monday through Wednesday night.