Tonight’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test involving a member of the Cardinals, per reports. There are no clear indications as to how many individuals with the Cardinals have tested positive, but reportedly, if there are no positive tests tomorrow, the Brewers and Cardinals will play Saturday.
This is obviously a situation that MLB is dealing with on the fly, and I think the agreement to have seven inning doubleheaders, which is expected to be announced today, is a reflection of the league and players realizing that there will likely be a lot more cancellations going forward. I think that the league didn’t have a good handle until the season started on 1) how many positives tests there would be, or 2) how best to respond to a positive test.
We probably wouldn’t have had a cancellation of the Brewers/Cardinals game tonight if it weren’t for the Miami Marlins outbreak, and the fallout that has occurred after playing Sunday with multiple positive tests that day and more that came afterwards. Hopefully the Cardinals have no positives tomorrow and they can move forward this weekend.