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Brewers-Cardinals Friday game postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests

The opening game of a weekend Brewers-Cardinals series is postponed.

A general view during Milwaukee Brewers Summer Workouts at Miller Park on July 05, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

UPDATE Saturday 10:25 a.m.: The Saturday game has now been postponed due to additional positive tests on the Cardinals roster.

UPDATE 11:28 a.m.: The Saturday game in this series also appears set to be postponed, with hopes of getting in a doubleheader on Sunday, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The Friday game has been moved to Sunday as part of a doubleheader. The Saturday game remains on the schedule, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

UPDATE 10:43 a.m.: The early reports are that two Cardinals players have tested positive for Covid-19, according to reporter Craig Mish.

UPDATE 10:26 a.m.: The Cardinals are currently isolating at their hotel with an unclear number of Covid-19 positive test results. They have been told that if the rest of the team tests negative, the series with the Brewers will start on Sunday, per beat writer Mark Saxon.

The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals were set to open a weekend series at Miller Park, but the first game has been postponed due to a positive Covid-19 test, according to reporter Jon Heyman. The issue reportedly revolves around Cardinals “positive tests” with Heyman using the plural on tests.

Jack Flaherty was schedule to face Brett Anderson on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET. The schedule is currently set to include a 7:10 p.m. Saturday game and a 2:10 p.m. Sunday game.

This follows a run of postponements this week including the Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, and Toronto Blue Jays. This followed over half the Miami roster testing positive for Covid and resulting in a domino effect on the other three teams.

The big question now is what this might mean for the Minnesota Twins and/or Cleveland Indians. As numerous national baseball media are pointing out, the Cardinals were off on Thursday, but had played the Twins on Wednesday. The Twins played the Indians on Thursday and will continue through the weekend, so there is some concern now as to what it means for the continuation of that series.