Pirates vs Cardinals: Game postponed due to Covid-19 concerns, when will the two teams play each other again?
Unfortunately, at the moment, it is unclear when they would return to finish these games as Cardinals have been hit the most with 10 players and seven staffers testing positive
It is a pity we will not know the outcome of what would have been a gripping game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St Louis Cardinals this week. The series has been postponed due to coronvirus concerns, according to the MLB. The two teams were slated to play from Monday, August 10, through Wednesday, August 12, at St Louis. The bigger question would be when these games would actually be played. And unfortunately at the moment, it is unclear when they would return to finish these games.
Earlies, the Cardinals' three-game series against the Chicago Cubs had to be postponed in the wake of Covid-19 infections. Players and staff were quarantined after two Cardinal players and one staff member tested positive to the infection that has spread across the globe. In what can be acknowledged as a blow for the Cardinals, 10 of their players along with seven staff members have tested positive so far and the team hasn't played a game since July 29.
In addition, they will not be playing their Thursday doubleheader vs the Detroit Tigers either. With this, there have been a total of 29 games that have been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. In related news, Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies too had seven games each that were postponed earlier and then have made their way back to the game. According to ESPN, Cardinals president John Mozeliak told reporters on Sunday, August 9, that they had no answer to what would be the right time to assemble so as to prevent the spread. "It's a bummer. We're learning as we go," he said.
However, there is good news for fans as MLB will try to make up for the lost games later in the season in the form of double-headers. A new schedule was announced featuring 14 doubleheaders in order to make up for games after their schedules were rocked by the outbreaks. CBS Sports reckons it is still pretty unclear on how the Cardinals could make up for the lost games. It also added that as of Monday, 11 teams had been impacted with their games being pushed.