Realmuto’s big day for the Phillies. JT Realmuto fueled the Phillies 7-4 defeat of the Marlins. Fresh off Realmuto doing his best Jack Parkman and crushing a game-ending two-run blast to complete the delayed game from Saturday, 4-2. Realmuto (3 for 5 with two RBI) was the difference in the scheduled contest on Sunday.
Heading to Yankee Stadium for a two-game set starting on Tuesday, Philadelphia has now been the victors in 10 of their last 14 and sit two games out of first. This contest marked the fourth consecutive series the Phils have won. Zack Wheeler went six innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits while walking a pair and fanning 7. Hector Neris picked up his 12th save of the campaign.
Ronald Torreyese scored the first run on a passed ball and Realmuto doubled the lead with his first RBI single. Sterling Marte smashed a double with a Garrett Cooped sac fly knotted it at 2 each. Ad Duvalll smashed a two-run homer to put the Marlins up, 4-2. Philadelphia mounted a comeback courtesy of an Andrew McCutchen solo shot. Didi Gregorius evened things with a solo shot before a Jean Segura SAC fly gave Philly the lead, 5-4. McCutchen picked up an RBI on a ground out and Realmuto added his second run-scoring single. Realmuto addressed the media after the game,
“Hopefully, we’re making the right case,” Realmuto said. “We would have liked to not have to make the case this late. We would have liked to have played better earlier in the season.
“But now that we’ve got everyone back on the field and playing well, we’re doing all we can to try to convince them to go out and get what we need. We’re here to compete and we want to get to the postseason. We have to keep playing well and keep winning series to put pressure on them to get us some help.”
Realmuto’s big day keeps the Phillies rolling.