Ahead of yesterday’s 6-5 walkoff win, the Nats took made a slew of roster moves to account for the COVID-19 breakout that delayed Opening Day five days.
|ADDED TO 40-MAN||RECALLED||PLACED ON IL|
|● C Jonathan Lucroy||● C Tres Barrera||● C Alex Avila|
|● OF Cody Wilson||● LHP Sam Clay||● 1B Josh Bell|
|● IF Luis García||● LHP Patrick Corbin|
|● RHP Ryne Harper||● C Yan Gomes|
|● OF Yadiel Hernandez||● RHP Brad Hand|
|● IF Carter Kieboom||● RHP Will Harris|
|● RHP Kyle McGowin||● IF Josh Harrison|
|● LHP Jon Lester|
|● SS Jordy Mercer|
|● OF Kyle Schwarber|
One has to wonder if in 10 years there’ll be a story about the players who only made the majors by virtue of the 2020-? pandemic (The Cup of COVID Guys?) though I don’t think we’ll call 2020-? MLB era the “tall men vs. the fat men at the company picnic” as they did in WW2.
Sorry, but deep down you should know this is true, just as you should know that many such cups in “normal times” are purely a matter of luck.