Reds news: Saturday’s game vs Pirates likely postponed after positive test

Game 3 of the Reds vs Pirates series is likely to be postponed.

Both the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins have been sidelined following players and staff members testing positive for COVID-19. It appears as though the Cincinnati Reds will be next. It is being reported that one player on the Reds roster has tested positive for COVID-19. This will likely result in Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh being postponed.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic took to Twitter last night and reported that a Reds player had tested positive for COVID-19. According to Rosenthal, the status of Saturday’s game against the Pirates is not yet known. However, Jeff Passan of ESPN speculates that the game is likely to be postponed.

The Reds are not strangers to the novel coronavirus impacting the team’s season thus far. We’ve already seen Mike Moustakas, Nick Senzel and Joey Votto miss at least one game after self-reporting symptoms of COVID-19. Matt Davidson has missed time as well.

The Miami Marlins restarted their season on August 5th and the Cardinals, who’ve only played five games so far in 2020, are slated to restart their season tonight. Might the Reds be able to makeup tonight’s game during a doubleheader on Sunday? Perhaps, but that ball is in MLB’s court.

The Reds defeated the Pirates last night in blowout fashion with a multi-home run game from designated hitter Jesse Winker and another brilliant performance from the ace of the pitching staff, Sonny Gray. Cincinnati defeated Pittsburgh 8-1 and sit in second-place of the National League Central Division with a record of 9-11.

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Trevor Bauer is tonight’s probable starter, but it appears as though that will be delayed for at least another day. The last time Bauer’s start was delayed, he shutdown the Detroit Tigers during Game 2 of a seven-inning doubleheader. Bauer went the distance and allowed just two hits.

 

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