If you were hoping to catch Shohei Ohtani take the mound for his third pitching appointment of the season, well, come back on Tuesday. Sunday’s series finale between the Royals and Angels has been added to an ever-expanding list of postponements this weekend due to inclement weather. (Remember, Mike Trout hit a home run while it was snowing yesterday!)
The make-up game has been scheduled for Monday, June 25. The Angels will shoehorn the contest into their 11-day road trip through Boston, Baltimore and Seattle, while the Royals will be forced to fly back home for the game between road games in Houston and Milwaukee. As for Ohtani, the 23-year-old two-way player will get his next official start on Tuesday evening against the Red Sox’ David Price. Per a team announcement, southpaw Tyler Skaggs and right-hander Nick Tropeano will handle the remaining two games against the Sox.
Sunday’s postponement follows similar announcements for the Blue Jays/Indians, Yankees/Tigers, White Sox/Twins and Braves/Cubs games. Only 10 games will be played today.
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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