Phillies game in jeopardy tonight due to Nationals COVID outbreak
After winning game one in walk-off fashion, and losing game two thanks to an inconsistent Matt Moore, the Phillies could end up not even playing game 3 of this series. Trae Turner was pulled from the game in the 1st inning last night, as the team would eventually announce that he tested positive for COVID-19. Now, tonight’s game is “in jeopardy”, according to Ken Rosenthal.
With the trade deadline approaching on Friday, many league insider’s believed a trade could be coming for Nationals SS Trae Turner when he was taken out of the game. Turner hit in the first inning, scored, and immediately went right to the clubhouse, not going near any of his teammates. It was later announced that Turned was positive for COVID-19. As Ken Rosenthal reported above, the Nationals are now dealing with a COVID outbreak, and Turned may not be the only player that is positive.
The Phillies, being one of the teams with the lowest percentage of vaccinated players, will hope to not be struck by this outbreak. If the COVID situation gets settled before tonight’s game, the Phillies will send out this lineup to take on Washington. Didi Gregorious gets a night off after a rough few weeks, at the plate and defensively. Bohm is back in the lineup, and Girardi will continue to ride the hot hand of Ronald Torreyes.
Update: Phillies vs Nationals Postponed
The Phillies vs Nationals game has been officially postponed, due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Nationals clubhouse. Zack Wheeler will no longer pitch tonight, but throw a bullpen “in gym shorts”, according to Jim Salisbury. There are no further updates about the rescheduling of this game at this time. The Phillies still sit at 50-50 on the season, 3.5 games behind the Mets, and are looking to add talent before Friday’s trade deadline.
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