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All hell breaking loose with Yankees, Mets ahead of Subway Series

Aaron Judge, Pete Alonso, Yankees, Mets

The New York Mets were supposed to take on the New York Yankees in the Subway Series starting tomorrow at Citi Field. There is a strong possibility the entire series is delayed, as game one on Friday was already postponed (via Mark Feinsand of MLB.com)

The Mets’ Thursday night game against the Miami Marlins was officially postponed after one New York player and a Mets staffer tested positive for COVID-19 (per Newsday’s Tim Healey).

As ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan noted, Wednesday was supposed to be the first day since opening weekend that all 30 teams took the field, though it did not happen because the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals got rained out.

But while outbreaks in Miami and St. Louis have gotten under control, it now appears the Mets will have to take precautions to avoid one in their own clubhouse. This could result in multiple postponements.

The Subway Series could indeed be in danger. But, realistically, it would have been lacking in star power.

The Bronx Bombers sustained a host of injuries during the 2019 season, and history appears to be repeating itself.

Yankees stars D.J. LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton are among those on the Injured List. Aaron Judge is also on the IL, though he is expected to return soon.

But the Yankees had more cause for concern on Thursday. Left-hander James Paxton was pulled from his start after feeling discomfort in his elbow, and young shortstop Gleyber Torres also left the game. These injuries occurred just one day after lefty reliever Zack Britton hit the IL.

Needless to say, New York’s baseball clubs could use more positive news right now.