COVID-19 has ravaged Major League Baseball over the past three years.
The vast majority of the 2020 season was wiped out as a result of the pandemic.
Games were postponed constantly, and doubleheaders became the norm: seven-inning doubleheaders that is.
And since then, every regular season game that has gone into extra innings has done so with a runner starting on second base.
The New York Mets are already dealing with some COVID issues just a week into the 2022 season.
According to Tim Healey, one of the team’s insiders, there are four people within the Mets organization who have tested positive, including Brandon Nimmo, Mark Canha, an unspecified staff member, and a coach.
A Mets coach also tested positive, Buck Showalter said.
That means the Mets have four people who tested positive for COVID-19: an unspecified staff member, Brandon Nimmo, Mark Canha and and a coach.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) April 15, 2022
Four Mets Sidelined
Again, the Mets are struggling to catch a break.
It has been like this for years now.
Players are either getting hurt or testing positive for COVID.
The Mets currently have a two-game lead in the National League East division over the second-place Philadelphia Phillies, whom they just won two out three against in their recent series, but with certain pieces down, things may be a little bit harder for them in the next few days.
Luckily, they are beginning a series against the 2-4 Arizona Diamondbacks, who sit at the bottom of the National League West division.
Perhaps a break in the schedule will help them.
But time will tell how long the Mets will be without Canha and Nimmo.
We’ll see how the Mets respond.