According to ESPNs Jeff Passan, “the season-opening series in between the Nationals and Mets was postponed Friday as the fallout from a COVID-19 break out amongst the Nationals cast into question when Washingtons season would begin.”.
Thursdays season opener was postponed, as well as the 2 video games on Saturday and Sunday. Considering that these are NL East division competitors, they will be rescheduled and made up at a later date. New York prepares to open its season at the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, while the Nationals are hoping they can still host the Atlanta Braves on Monday after having a number of positive tests.
The New York Mets will face the Washington Nationals at a later date.
News of Washington having favorable COVID tests makes this the third outbreak in baseball since the 2020 60-game season. The Miami Marlins had their issues shortly after the condensed season started.
It stinks for the fans of both groups, postponing the series is the right thing to do. The Mets and Nationals will play a lot more times throughout the season. With the remainder of the Nationals group in seclusion, there is a likelihood their series with the Braves will have the ability to be played as anticipated. New Yorks series with Philadelphia must go off without a drawback.
Postponing games and series is just par for the course in the COVID-era of Major League Baseball.
New York prepares to open its season at the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, while the Nationals are hoping they can still host the Atlanta Braves on Monday after having numerous positive tests.
The Mets and Nationals will play many more times throughout the season. With the rest of the Nationals group in seclusion, there is a great chance their series with the Braves will be able to be played as expected.
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The New York Mets vs. the Washington Nationals series has actually been delayed due to COVID.
It may be opening weekend in the MLB, but we are going to need to wait until Monday prior to the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals can play their first video games of the season.