Mets-Nationals games rescheduled after COVID-19 postponements
The New York Mets and Washington Nationals saw their regular-season opening streak postponed last week due to COVID-19 issues plaguing Washington. MLB confirmed the makeup dates for these games on Wednesday.
The April 1 competition will take place as part of a shared double program at Nationals Park on June 19. Last Saturday’s game will take place on June 28, originally a day off for both clubs, in Washington. Last Sunday’s game is on September 4 in a double division at Nationals Park.
The Mets grabbed headlines throughout the week after team president Sandy Alderson told reporters on Monday that some players were “reluctant” to receive available COVID-19 vaccines. New York organized a vaccine education course ahead of Tuesday’s game at the Philadelphia Phillies and made vaccines available to players and other staff at Citi Field on Thursday after the home opener against the Miami Marlins.
“It’s a personal decision,” second baseman Jeff McNeil said of the shot on Tuesday. “I’m still on the hunt for all the facts. Today’s meeting was very helpful and heartwarming. I know a lot of guys are going to get their shots on Thursday, so maybe I’m one of those- there. information and do the best. ”
MLB is proposing to relax COVID-19 restrictions for clubs with 85% of their level 1 traveling groups vaccinated.