Following the news that yesterday’s and tonight’s games have been postponed after the Mets had two positive COVID-19 cases within the organization, the entire weekend series against the Yankees has now officially been postponed.
A little over an hour before the Mets were set to play the Marlins in Miami last night, news broke that there were two positive coronavirus cases on the Mets. We have since learned that one was a position player and one a coach. The two individuals who contracted the virus remained in Miami, along with some other members of the organization in an effort to conduct more thorough contact tracing. The rest of the team flew back to New York last night, where further COVID testing was conducted.
It’s hard to speculate about when the Mets could play again. First and foremost, we wish the player and coach who contracted the virus a very speedy recovery, and wish them the best as they fight this illness. Further, we hope that the team is able to contain the spread to just the two current cases so that the rest of the team may remain healthy. Beyond that, the Mets and Yankees share a mutual off-day, and it’s conceivable that they could make up some of the weekend’s games then. The two clubs also face off at Yankee Stadium next weekend, so the league could make up some of the lost games with a doubleheader or two.