Why was it delayed Mets vs. Nationals? What do we know about the COVID-19 appearance to start the MLB season
It’s not a great start to the MLB season for Washington.
The Nationals are tackling some coronavirus issues to kick off the 2021 season, which made the opening day for Nats and Mets fans a sour day as rivals NL East had to postpone the opening season. a three-game weekend swing.
Now, there are more than a few players in Washington who are taking positive COVID-19 tests, causing the delay in this weekend’s early series.
Although both teams are still scheduled to return to the field, with a full 162-game roster this year, both teams can’t afford long layoffs, even though they had seven double inning rules this year.
Here’s what we know about the appearance and when we can expect both teams to play ball in 2021:
Why was the Nationals vs. Mets delayed?
On Wednesday, March 31, citizens were informed that one of the players had tested positive, just over a day before Washington scheduled the Mets to begin the ET opening day at 7:09 p.m.
On Thursday, four other players and a staff were put in quarantine on Monday, the last day of spring training, to get a close relationship with the original positive test.
Three more members of the national team tested positive, and a total of five players are in quarantine, including Braves vs. Braves on Monday.
National GM manager Mike Rizzo said on Thursday that he is not able to release the names of the positive players, and does not believe that the players were caught by the coronavirus in violation of the COVID-19 protocol.
“I have full confidence that the player was not breaking protocol.” – Mike Rizzo at the Nationals appearance.
– Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) April 1, 2021
Also, players at Nats ’substitute sites do not have a positive test, which means they can rely on Washington’s substitute players when needed.
The Mets, with no COVID-19 number, are expected to be in Philadelphia to begin the season next Monday, April 5th.