Sports

Mets get Nationals makeup dates for COVID-19 postponed games

Mets get Nationals makeup dates for COVID-19 postponed games

Advertisement

PHILADELPHIA — June just got busier for the Mets.

MLB announced Wednesday that two of the three games postponed in the scheduled season-opening series between the Mets and Nationals in Washington have been rescheduled for June. The other will be played September.

The initial series was postponed after Nationals players tested positive for COVID-19 heading into the scheduled opener on April 1.

A split doubleheader has been scheduled for June 19 — during the Mets’ next trip to Washington — to make up one game. The Mets will then return to Nationals Park on June 28, which was a mutual off-day for the teams, to play another makeup. The Mets are home the previous day against the Phillies before starting a series in Atlanta on June 29.

“It’s definitely not ideal,” Michael Conforto said after the Mets’ 8-2 loss to the Phillies. “We are definitely not happy to lose an off day to travel there, but these are things that are beyond our control.”

The final makeup is set as part of a split doubleheader on Sept. 4 during the Mets’ final scheduled trip to Washington this season.

Advertisement

About the author

mm

Donald Langer

Donald is a sports enthusiast who loves indulging in occasional cricket and football matches. He is a passionate journalist who flaunts a perfect hold over the English language. He currently caters his skills for the sports section of The Madison Leader Gazette.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *