Thankfully, the New York Mets’ COVID-19-forced stoppage won’t last long. According to The New York Post’s Joel Sherman, there were no additional cases since the player and the coach tested positive for the virus on Thursday.
That means, per the journalist, that the New York Mets will resume their season on Tuesday against the Miami Marlins. The team’s general manager Brodie Van Wagenen will address the media on Monday morning to officialize the news.
The caveat is that the Mets and the Marlins will play a doubleheader Tuesday at Citi Field. That news was reported by Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The Mets didn’t play the series finale against the Fish and the Subway Series vs. the Yankees over the weekend after the two positives popped out. The club has been taking daily tests to ensure no one else contracted the disease.
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A renewed edition of the Subway Series will take place this weekend, but with more games than previously anticipated. The Mets and the Yankees will play doubleheaders on Friday and Sunday, and they will have a single game on Saturday. The decision to play five games in three days is because MLB wants to make up the missed games last week.
Additionally, Sherman reported that the Mets and the Yankees will make up the other missed game on September 3.
As of now, the identities of the player and coach who tested positive are not yet known. For now, both remain quarantined in Miami.
The New York Mets currently have the ninth-best winning percentage in the National League, and there are eight playoff spots. They remain very much in playoff contention and were actually surging before their season had to be briefly halted.
The offense is coming around, thanks in large part to Robinson Cano and Dominic Smith, but there are major question marks in the starting pitching department behind proven ace Jacob deGrom.