Tonight’s match between the Brewers and Cardinals will be postponed due to Covid-19’s positive tests within the Cardinals organization Jon Heyman of MLB Network (links to Twitter). Joel Sherman of the New York Post adds that the Cardinals are isolating themselves at their hotel and have not been to Miller Park.
It is a discouraging development for the league, which had previously highlighted that the current outbreak within the sport was within the Marlins organization. Neither the Brewers nor the Cardinals have played (or will play) the Marlins in 2020 under the realigned schedule.
The number of positive tests will be relevant, but it is easy to imagine widespread implications of the Cardinals ’positive tests. Brewers will obviously have a direct impact, but they are unlikely to be alone. The Cardinals had just traveled to Milwaukee from Minneapolis, for example, after completing a two-game game with the Twins. Minnesota hosted the Indians last night, so Cleveland players and staff were at the same visitor club that had just hosted the Cardinals. Both the Twins and the Indians could, therefore, feel the impact of the Cardinals̵7; tests, although neither of the top players in either classification has yet tested positive. The Pirates, who played the Cardinals in their first series of the season, are also on alert after today’s news. The cards had been scheduled to take on the Tigers next week, but as we saw with the Marlins, Phillies and their upcoming opponents, they could now change as well.
More to come.