There isn’t a silver lining.
Luis Rojas was presented the question in multiple forms Saturday, but the Mets manager couldn’t find much good to come from the four-day layoff in which his team was entrenched after MLB postponed the opening series in Washington for safety reasons, with four Nationals players testing positive for COVID-19.
OK, maybe there was one positive: Rojas could watch other MLB games and take notes.
“It is kind of weird,” Rojas said. “I watched a ton of games [Friday] night and highlights, so I think we can take something out of it. You watch, you see some of the things you can detail from some of the things you see down the road as well. You can write them down, take notes. There’s some opportunities even though it’s kind of weird. We are doing our best even though the circumstances are not the desired ones.”
On Saturday, the Mets played a simulated game at Nationals Park after a third straight day of workouts. They will hold another workout Sunday before traveling to Philadelphia for their scheduled opener Monday night.