The St. Louis Cardinals have been approved to resume playing games by MLB, it was announced today. The Cardinals have not played since July 29 due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among both players and staff, and have played only five games so far on the season.
The Cardinals will make up the three home games that were originally scheduled against the Chicago Cubs from August 7-9 by playing three doubleheaders against the Cardinals on games where originally just one game was scheduled. All those games will take place in Chicago, though St. Louis will be the home team for the second game of each doubleheader, which is being treated as the “makeup game.” Those doubleheaders will be on August 17, August 19, and September 5.
To make up the three games between the Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates that was scheduled for August 10-12, the teams will play a doubleheader on August 27 (originally an off day for both clubs) in St. Louis, and a doubleheader on September 18 in Pittsburgh, where game one will be the regularly scheduled game for that day, and game two will be the makeup game, with the Cardinals being the home team in game two.
There are additional games that have been postponed that are not addressed in this current round of announcements, and the likelihood is that the Cardinals, and some other teams, will end up playing fewer than 60 games this season. But the good news is that, at least for now, we are back to having every team playing and in action.