Realmuto recorded a two-run home run as a pinch hitter Sunday against the Rockies. Realmuto pinch hit for Edgar Garcia in the sixth inning and made the most of the opportunity, clubbing a two-run homer to knot the game at 5-5. It was his fifth homer of the season, but his first since April 26. He's now hitting .273/.331/.435 across 172 plate appearances for the season.
Realmuto is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Rockies. Realmuto started the first two games of the series but will head to the bench for the finale, with Andrew Knapp taking his place behind the dish. Realmuto has slowed down a bit since the start of May with a .245/.281/.358 slash line in 14 games.
Realmuto is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Brewers. The Phillies will give Andrew Knapp a turn behind the plate in Realmuto's stead while the team concludes its series with Milwaukee with a day game after a night game. Realmuto has assumed one of the heaviest catcher workloads in the league, manning the position in 36 of the Phillies' first 42 games.
Realmuto went 1-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Royals. Realmuto doubled home two runs in the fifth inning, giving the Phillies a three-run cushion to work with. He's pieced together a modest three-game hitting streak and is now slashing .269/.331/.418 with four home runs and 24 RBI over 37 contests in 2019.
Realmuto is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals. Realmuto is sitting out for just the fifth time in 33 games this season in what amounts to a routine rest day. Andrew Knapp gets a rare turn behind the plate in Realmuto's stead, catching for Phillies starter Zach Eflin.
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