The 2019 World Sequence champions — who completed tied for final within the NL East within the pandemic-shortened 2020 season — had been imagined to ship Max Scherzer to the mound to face New York’s Jacob deGrom in a matchup between pitchers who personal a complete of 5 Cy Younger Awards.
“We will definitely have some roster choices to make, relying on how this all shakes out,” Rizzo mentioned Wednesday.
Phrase of the constructive take a look at got here a bit of after 1 a.m. Wednesday, he mentioned.
The staff flight from Florida to Washington was the place there was shut contact between the 5 people who find themselves quarantining and the participant who examined constructive.
Scherzer mentioned he was not on that staff flight and traveled individually together with his household.
The Nationals — who had deliberate to have a exercise at their stadium on Wednesday, earlier than it was known as off due to rain — didn’t have a single participant take a look at constructive throughout their six weeks of spring coaching camp in West Palm Seaside, Florida, in line with Rizzo.
“We’ve accomplished so nicely in spring coaching,” Scherzer mentioned. “Everyone throughout the sport — we had seen so few constructive circumstances throughout spring coaching as a complete. It simply exhibits you the way shortly that may flip. It might activate a dime. We’ve got to face it, and we now have to beat it.”