Update: The game was postponed due to a positive coronavirus test result from a member of the Giants organization.
Tonight’s game in San Diego has been postponed. We will announce additional information as soon as it becomes available.— SFGiants (@SFGiants) September 12, 2020
The game was moments away from the first pitch when, according to broadcasters Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper, Giants trainer Dave Groeschner emerged from the clubhouse and approached manager Gabe Kapler.
Kapler went on the field and spoke with the umpires, who were seen using a smart phone, presumably to call the league office. The game was then postponed, but the teams stayed on the field, deep in conversation.
The scene at Petco Park right now. GM Scott Harris is addressing players and coaches: pic.twitter.com/j1PibF3Xf4— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) September 12, 2020
The assumption certainly is that the postponement is coronavirus related. It could be a positive test, or simply an inconclusive test.
Or it could be something else entirely, but the coronavirus is certainly the easiest explanation to arrive at.
We’ll all keep our fingers crossed, and presumably find out soon. It certainly is weird that the players didn’t leave the field, though. Perhaps the clubhouse was locked for sanitation reasons.