Mets Postponed Due To Positive COVID-19 Tests
After two positive COVID-19 tests within the organization, the Mets have been postponed for the remainder of this coming weekend. One player and one staff member tested positive resulting in last night’s game against the Marlins postponed, along with the entire weekend series scheduled with the Yankees. The Mets were looking for a four-game sweep of the Marlins before heading back to New York to match-up with the Yankees for some Subway Series action.
The Mets will re-evaluate this weekend and see when they can be allowed to resume play. They currently sit at 12-14 and are 2.5 GB in the NL East.
Problems Emerging From COVID-19
The Mets are the latest team to fall to positive COVID-19 cases. The Marlins, Phillies, Cardinals, and Reds have also experienced problems this year. In this shortened season, losing time is not in anyone’s best interest, however, player and staff health and safety is the top priority. MLB has implemented seven-inning double-headers should games be canceled because of COVID-19 to try and fit in as many games as possible, but it will be difficult to fit everything in when teams keep having positive tests. MLB has had discussions about a “bubble” type layout when it comes time for playoffs.
Written By Zach Nau
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