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Giants-Mariners postponed because of Seattle air quality

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

In true dystopian 2020 fashion, the Giants are coming back to San Francisco because the air quality is better at home than the alternative.

Smoke in Seattle that left A’s players complaining about difficulties breathing the past few days has postponed the Giants’ Tuesday-Wednesday series at T-Mobile Park, the Mariners announced.

Both teams are instead flying to Oracle Park and will play the series in San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday, the latter of which was a mutual off day. Times have not been determined, but the Mariners will be the home team in the Giants’ home stadium.

Seattle’s air quality has been in the low 200s, which qualifies as “very unhealthy.” Oakland pitcher Jesus Luzardo told reporters that he is “a healthy 22-year-old. I shouldn’t be gasping for air or missing oxygen when I’m getting to the line. I’ll leave it at that.”

The Giants just had games postponed in San Diego this weekend because of an Alex Dickerson COVID test that is believed to have been a false positive. As the season wears on, with under two weeks left, the 2020 environment is catching up to the Giants, whose late-season schedule will be a sprint.

Tuesday becomes their final off day of the season. They’ll play 13 games in 12 days as they try to hold onto a playoff spot, a doubleheader in the last series against the Padres looming.


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