Philadelphia Phillies set for first World Series home game in 13 years

Noah Syndergaard #43 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Noah Syndergaard #43 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

The Phillies will turn to Noah Syndergaard in World Series Game 3.

It has been 13 years since the Philadelphia Phillies hosted a World Series game. The last one was Game 5 in 2009 against the Joe Girardi-led New York Yankees. Behind Cliff Lee, the Phillies beat the Yankees, 8-6.

With the 2022 World Series tied at a game apiece, the Phillies will turn to Noah Syndergaard. For his career, the right-hander is 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA and four strikeouts against Houston, according to StatMuse. He only faced the Astros twice, and both appearances came this year as a member of the Los Angeles Angels.

Similar to his Game 4 National League Division Series start against the Atlanta Braves, Syndergaard will likely go three innings. That will (hopefully) allow him to go one time through the tough Astros lineup. While facing the Braves, Syndergaard allowed one run on one hit — an Orlando Arcia solo shot — and walked none. He also struck out three.

The Phillies and their fans hope the trend continues of the team’s winning ways at home. In the 2022 postseason, manager Rob Thomson’s squad is 5-0 at Citizens Bank Park.

Further, the Phillies have won these games at home after a Game 1 win and a Game 2 loss in both the NLDS and NLCS. Will they be able to do it a third time for the World Series?

Legendary Phils manager Charlie Manuel seems to be excited:

Here’s to the Phils being one game closer after Monday evening. Then, we can all play “Dancing On My Own” once more.

The Phillies last hosted a World Series game 13 years ago. Fittingly, exactly 14 years ago was their 2008 World Series parade on Halloween. A lot of good things have happened in franchise history on October 31. If history is any indication, Game 3 will hopefully be in their favor.

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