It’s not time for the grounds crew to roll out the tarps yet on this already weird season of Major League Baseball. But one has to wonder how long this shortened season can last as there are more postponed games due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The Phillies, Nationals, Yankees and Blue Jays have had their schedules altered by the Marlins and Phillies cancellations. Nineteen Miami Marlins have now tested positive for Coronavirus. The Phils have had a coach and staffer test positive.
Now, the Brewers-Cardinals game Friday night has been postponed. According to the New York Post, the Cardinals had positive tests and are self-isolating at their hotel.
With the addition of the Brewers and Cardinals, 20 percent of MLB teams have already needed to postpone games just a week into the season. The Cardinals played the Twins earlier this week and Minnesota started their series against the Indians on Thursday.
Friday night’s NL Central matchup was supposed to be the Brewers home opener.
According to an ESPN report, these games will be made up with a flurry of doubleheaders
The games will be played as a pair of seven-inning games. Apparently MLB and the players’ union reached agreement Thursday on the new twinbills, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.