Brandon McCarthy has been pretty good so far for the Braves. He won his first two games, against the Phillies and Rockies and he was cruising against the Nationals this afternoon, having allowed one run in five innings while staked to a slim lead.
Unfortunately he was knocked out of the game when, while covering first base, he reached back for a throw. He immediately grabbed his non-throwing shoulder and appeared to be in serious pain. After being removed from the game he was diagnosed with a left shoulder dislocation.
While it was good that it was his non-throwing shoulder, he’ll likely still miss some time as a result of the injury. We’ll likely know just how long he’ll be out in the next couple of days.
A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.
St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.
Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.
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