Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to tinker the 2021 Big league Baseball season. The very first series in between the Washington Nationals and New York City Mets was among the more highly-anticipated matches to begin the year and rather a little break out on the Nationals triggered the whole series to be held off. The problem will stick around into the 2nd week of the season, however no even more.
The formerly set up video game in between the Nationals and the Braves in D.C. on Monday has actually been held off, MLB revealed in a news release Sunday night. Because exact same news release, the league revealed the video game Tuesday will go on as arranged with the Nationals having actually finished a round of screening without any brand-new positives.
The Nationals were set to start the season Thursday with several gamers out due to favorable COVID-19 tests, however rather MLB chose to press whatever back while performing more screening and contact tracing.
This post ponement appears to have actually been provided for the Nationals a day to ramp things back up. Both basic supervisor Mike Rizzo and supervisor Dave Martinez revealed their desire to get at least one exercise day in at the ballpark once they are cleared from a COVID-19 viewpoint, as everybody was required to keep away from the ballpark for days with this shutdown. The last group exercise was last Monday.
When they do, they’ll be dealing with a likely-hungry Braves group that is coming off being swept in 3 video games in Philadelphia. The Braves’ offense just handled 3 work on 12 strikes as they stumbled to an 0-3 start.