UPDATE: Two St. Louis players tested positive for COVID-19. There was reporting that games on Friday and Saturday were to be postponed. That has since been corrected, and as of now only Friday’s game has been postponed. The hope is that the two teams can play a double header at Miller Park on Sunday.
Correction: Saturday's game still is scheduled as of now. https://t.co/I4tg7pkLkX— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2020
President of Baseball Operations for the Milwaukee Brewers, David Stearns put out an announcement just recently.
#Brewers GM David Stearns: "We are supportive of MLB's decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home opener as soon as conditions safely allow. The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities."— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2020
The Milwaukee Brewers were supposed to play their first game at Miller Park this afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals. Unfortunately that won’t be happening.
COVID-19 has reared its ugly head in the Cardinals’ clubhouse.
Brewers-Cardinsls game tonight postponed due to positive test— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2020
Sources: Cardinals had positive tests, forcing postponement— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2020
Sources have confirmed Heyman’s tweet.
Positive coronavirus tests with the St. Louis Cardinals have postponed their game against the Milwaukee Brewers, a source tells ESPN, confirming the @jonheyman report. Unclear how many, but to this point positives had been limited to teams in the East. Now in the Central, too.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2020
As Passan points out, there are no reports of how many Cardinals’ players tested positive. There is information indicating that if the rest of the Cardinals’ team tests negative, the series will get started on Saturday.
So, per source, the #Cardinals for now have been told that, if the rest of the team tests negative (and I haven’t yet been told how many positives they had), the series with the Brewers will start on Saturday.— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) July 31, 2020
For now all we absolutely know is Brewers’ baseball at Miller Park will have to wait. As more information becomes available, we will share that with you. Stay tuned.