Start of Phillies-Braves Game 2 delayed by rain

Phillies won Game 1 of NLDS Tuesday
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Posted at 5:18 PM, Oct 12, 2022

ATLANTA (AP) — Game 2 of the NL Division Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves was scheduled to start nearly 3 hours late because of rain Wednesday.

First pitch had been scheduled for 4:37 p.m. EDT, but it was pushed back as a thick line of storms meandered through the Atlanta area.

Major League Baseball makes the call on whether a postseason game can be played. A break in the showers was expected, leading to a new projected start time of 7:30 p.m.

“I think general consensus is that we will not start a game unless we feel like we can finish it," Phillies manager Rob Thomson said. “We’re not looking for delays. I don’t think anybody is — the Braves, us, Major League Baseball. If there’s a window there, we’ll go.”

Philadelphia won Game 1 7-6 on Tuesday. The best-of-five series is set to move to Philadelphia on Friday for Game 3. Thursday is a scheduled off day.