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Rob Thomson Shares Grim Update on Game 5 Weather

Adam Taylor McKillop
Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson shared a grim update on the weather ahead of NLCS Game 5 against the San Diego Padres.
Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson shared a grim update on the weather ahead of NLCS Game 5 against the San Diego Padres. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Philadelphia Phillies are on the verge of breaking a 10+ year streak without a World Series appearance. Philadelphia won another thrilling game in their NLCS matchup against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, and now leading 3-1 in the series, the team is just one win away from the World Series. Just 9 innings and 27 outs from their first appearance since 2009.

Unfortunately, the weather in the local Philadelphia area does not seem to be cooperating. Ahead of Sunday's 2:37 p.m. ET scheduled Game 5, manager Rob Thomson shared a grim update on the forecast.

Thomson indicated he's "pretty confident" that the league officials won't start Game 5 "unless there is a 3-4 window to play," per team insider Todd Zolecki. Neither team wants to get into a situation where they lose their starting pitchers (Zack Wheeler and Yu Darvish) because of a stoppage of play.

Though the current conditions suggest Philadelphia is seeing mostly cloudy weather, the forecast calls for up to a 64% chance of precipitation up until 1 p.m. There's then a three hour window of "cloudy" weather with just 18% chance of rain, before showers are projected to begin at 6 p.m. ET. Those showers could last well into the evening.

Phillies fans, especially those making the trip to Citizens Bank Park, will want to pay close attention to the team's website and social media accounts for live updates.

The Phillies have a great opportunity to grab this Game 5 victory, whenever they are able to play. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds show the Phillies as -144 moneyline favorites.

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