By Patrick Kelly
*UPDATE*- The St. Louis Cardinals have been forced to cancel their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates slated for this week. The first game was postponed and with the belief that there may be more positive tests for the Cardinals, the rest of the series was bound to be postponed. The Cardinals are in a very tough position now. They haven’t played against another team in almost two weeks and their starters are dropping left and right because of the virus. Whatever the fix to this is, whether it’s easy or difficult needs to be found out soon or the season may be in jeopardy.**
With the St. Louis Cardinals missing several games over the past week due to positive coronavirus tests, they have announced the makeup dates. The Cardinals missed their full four-game series against the Detroit Tigers including a briefly planned doubleheader to try and make up the first game. The four games will be broken into two seven-inning doubleheaders.
The first two games will be on Thursday, Aug. 13 in Detroit and then Thursday, Sept. 10 in St. Louis. With the Field of Dreams game against the White Sox in Iowa being postponed, the matchup had been pushed back one day to Friday, Aug. 14t in Chicago. Finally, the Cardinals will play several games against the Brewers at later dates that will be doubleheaders. These games include Monday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Miller Park. The Cardinals will have their last doubleheader against the Brewers in St. Louis on Friday, Sept. 25. After a total of eight days off, the Cardinals were set play the Chicago Cubs in a three-game series in St. Louis starting Friday.
However, that entire series was also postponed early Friday when another Cardinals player tested positive for the virus.