World Series Game 2: Zack Wheeler vs. Framber Valdez

The Philadelphia Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the World Series thanks to a comeback, extra innings win on Friday night. The loss was the Houston Astros first in the 2022 Postseason.

The Phillies will send Zack Wheeler to the mound looking to take a commanding 2-0 series lead heading back to Philadelphia. Houston will look to lefty Framber Valdez to even the series.

  • Date: October 29, 2022
  • Where: MinuteMaid Park — Houston, Texas
  • When: 8:03 PM/Eastern
  • TV: Fox, Fox Sports App — with Joe Davis and John Smoltz
  • Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP and the Phillies Radio Network — with Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, and Tom McCarthy

Pitching Matchup

Zack Wheeler (1-1, 1.78 ERA) vs. Framber Valdez (1-0, 1.42 ERA)

Wheeler’s Last Outing: 10/23/22 vs SD (NLCS Game 5), 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 1 HB, 8 K

Valdez’s Last Outing: 10/20/22 vs NYY (ALCS Game 2), Win, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 9 K

Phillies vs. Valdez

  • Brandon Marsh: 2-for-11, 1 BB, 6 K
  • JT Realmuto: 1-for-2, 1 K
  • Jean Segura: 1-for-5, 2 BB, 1 K
  • Rhys Hoskins and Nick Castellanos: hitless vs. Valdez
  • Bryce Harper: no AB’s vs. Valdez

Astros vs. Wheeler

  • Trey Mancini: 1-for-4, 1 K
  • Christian Vazquez and Martin Maldanado: 0-for-3 each
  • No other Astro has an AB against Wheeler

Storylines to Watch in Game 2

  • Can either starter go more than 6-innings to save the bullpens
  • Zack Wheeler pitching on an extra day rest
  • Bryce Harper vs Valdez
  • Who is available in the Phillies ‘pen
  • How will the Astros rebound from their first postseason loss

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