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Yankees-Phillies postponed once again

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Tonight’s Yankees-Phillies game scheduled to be played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia has been postponed. It’s the second straight day these two teams will be idled.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are leaving Philadelphia today and will practice at Yankee Stadium tonight. The second two games of the four-game home-and-home series are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in the Bronx.

It is unclear at the moment if the Phillies are traveling or if they are staying in Philadelphia for the time being. They, as you are no doubt aware, played over the weekend against the now-COVID-wracked Miami Marlins. Sherman said that, based on what he’s hearing, there have not been any positive COVID-19 tests on the Phillies yet, but as epidemiologists weighing in on baseball’s protocols in recent days have noted, positive cases may take multiple days to appear after exposure. Indeed, the current consensus is that four to five days after exposure is when people tend to be the most contagious. That, according to epidemiologist Zach Binney, who has been weighing in frequently on pro sports COVID-19 protocols, counsels against the Phillies playing until at least this weekend. He called a one or two game postponement for the Phillies “optics.”

For now all we know now is that tonight’s Yankees Phillies game is postponed. In the meantime, Major League Baseball will continue to feel its way through all of this.

Doubleheader between Cardinals and Tigers postponed

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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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