At least one sign points to the St. Louis Cardinals returning to play soon enough to play the White Sox this weekend.
The White Sox announced on Monday that the start time of their Saturday game against the Cardinals had been pushed back from a day game to a night game.
The start time for Saturday's game between the White Sox and Cardinals has been changed to 6:10 p.m. CT (originally was 1:10).— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 10, 2020
While that isn’t extraordinarily newsworthy on it’s own, it does indicate that MLB still intends for the Cardinals to travel to Chicago to play the White Sox. St. Louis hasn’t played since July 29, since nine players and seven staff tested positive for COVID-19, according to CBS Sports.
While things can certainly change quickly, if everything remains the same the Cardinals will make up two games against the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 13. The White Sox were previously scheduled to play the Cardinals that day, so they will now have an off day on Aug. 13 and will begin their series against St. Louis on Aug. 14.
Luis Robert is not in the White Sox lineup for Monday’s series opener against the Detroit Tigers. Adam Engel will take Robert’s usual spot in center field.
It’s likely just a rest day for Robert who has played in all 16 games for the White Sox, so far.
Robert hit the ground running to start his major league career, slashing .302/.362/.460 through Sunday night’s game with two homers and six RBI. He’s also tied for the most stolen bases in the A.L. with four.
However, Robert has cooled off a bit over his last five games, hitting .158 with nine strikeouts, one walk and no homers or RBI.