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Mets series versus Nationals postponed due to COVID

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The Mets and their fans will have to wait a little bit longer for that season opener.

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After Thursday night’s Opening Day game between the Mets and Nationals was postponed by COVID within the Nationals’ clubhouse, the whole series has now been postponed per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

On Wednesday we learned a Nationals player had tested positive for COVID-19, and yesterday afternoon, that number increased to three players, with a fourth player who was suspected positive still awaiting results.

It should come as no surprise that the series was cancelled, as it was simply not safe, nor a good idea, to try to play the remaining two games of the series this weekend, especially with it being the first weekend of the season.

The Mets will now play their first game on Monday night in Philadelphia. We can assume Jacob deGrom will be taking the mound, as the whole starting rotation has been pushed back. If there’s any consolation to these postponements, it’s that the first Mets game of the year will now be broadcast on SNY with our friends Gary, Keith, and Ron.