VIDEO: New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen shares these thoughts with the media in a press conference held on 8/24.
The New York Mets got some really good news recently as they were able to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Having made the difficult decision to postpone the Series against the Yankees the Mets will resume the 60-game Major League Baseball season with a series against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at Citi Field.
It will be two seven inning games on Tuesday night against the Marlins, before the Mets start single games the rest of the week. If that goes according to plan they will try a Take Two of the Subway Series against the New York Yankees on Friday.
There is still so many moving pieces that the Mets had to figure out, as the first priority for the franchise as well as the rest of Major League Baseball was preventing the spread of the virus to not only the Mets but the Yankees and maybe other Major League Baseball teams.
As of right now there aren’t any starters announced for the game on Tuesday for either team.
New York has a scramble when it comes time to figuring out their starting rotation. Options include Rick Porcello, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. It’ll be interesting to see the direction that Manager Luis Rojas will make as the team had some positive momentum prior to receiving the news of the positive test result. Will the time off from the field help the guys or will it have cooled off the bats.
Either way the rest of this season does not get any easier for the Mets, who have a really tough schedule. As of right now the team would qualify for one of the National League’s eight playoff spots, as they hold a 12-14 record which is good for third place in the National League East.
It is going to be a roller-coaster of a season so be sure to buckle your seat belts and get ready for what will hopefully be a fun ride; as the guys battle it out for a playoff spot.
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