Phillies reset starting rotation for the remainder of the World Series
Game 3 of the World Series has officially been postponed until Tuesday.
The Phillies and manager Rob Thomson will be changing his starting rotation back to normal for the remainder of the series.
Phillies Rotation for Remainder of World Series
- Game 3: Ranger Suarez
- Game 4: Aaron Nola
- Game 5: Syndergaard/Gibson
- Game 6: Zack Wheeler (Extra Rest)
- Game 7: Ranger Suarez
Honestly, the weather postponement worked out in the Phillies advantage. They will now have their three best starting pitchers on the mound in four out of the last five games of the series and since they split in Houston, they also have home field advantage.
The Phillies will now send Ranger Suarez on the mound on Tuesday with the series tied 1-1 instead of Noah Syndergaard. Suarez didn’t originally start Game 3 due to his bullpen innings in Game 1, but with an extra day of rest, the lefty will now be ready to go on Tuesday.
Pushing Syndergaard/Gibson back to Thursday also makes the Phillies feel more comfortable with unloading their bullpen, with Friday being an off-day. If they kept the rotation how it was, the team would’ve been banking on a 7-8 inning start from Ranger, which rarely happens. Giving Zack Wheeler an extra day of rest is huge, considering even though he said it’s nothing to worry about, something could be going on with his ankle after getting hit back in the San Diego series.
Suarez has been great for the Phils in the playoffs, being the swiss army knife of the Phillies’ pitching staff. He’s tallied a 1.86 ERA with an 8.4 K/9, allowing just six hits in 9.2 innings.