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Astros lineup vs. Phillies in World Series Game 2

We break down the Astros lineup for Saturday’s game against the Phillies.

Framber Valdez #59 of the Houston Astros poses for a photo during the 2022 World Series Workout Day at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Game 2 of the 2022 World Series will take place on Saturday, October 29. The Philadelphia Phillies picked up an important extra innings win in Game 1 win over the Houston Astros. First pitch from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas is set for 8:03 p.m. ET and the game will air on Fox.

The southpaw Framber Valdez will be getting the starting nod for the Astros. This will only be his third appearance in the postseason. Most recently, he pitched seven innings and gave up four hits and no earned runs with nine strikeouts while picking up the win. Valdez did face the Phillies in his last start of the regular season and picked up the win by pitching five innings and giving up two hits and striking out 10.

Philadelphia will be sending Zack Wheeler to the mound. This will be his fifth start of the postseason and he is 1-1 with a 1.78 ERA. He is coming off a start against the San Diego Padres where he pitched six innings and gave up three hits and two earned runs while striking out eight.

Astros starting lineup, World Series Game 2