Realmuto isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Nationals. Realmuto has been on a tear recently, as he's gone 9-for-14 with a home run, two doubles, seven RBI, five walks, a stolen base and a walk across the last three games. Andrew Knapp will draw the start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Tuesday's win over the Nationals. Realmuto left the yard against Patrick Corbin in the seventh inning. After heating up with 10 hits over the last four games, the 30-year-old backstop has raised his season slash line to .275/.360/.458 to go with 12 long balls.
Realmuto went 5-for-6 with two doubles, four RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Pirates. Realmuto made his presence felt early in the game with an RBI single in the first, scoring Travis Jankowski, and he later added an RBI double in the fifth that scored Bryce Harper. The star catcher wasn't done for the day, though, and he chipped in with a two-run single in the eighth as well. This was one of the most complete individual performances in the entire season and it boosted Realmuto's average to a solid .278 mark since the beginning of July. He continues to be one of the most productive backstops in the entire league.
Realmuto will sit for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Realmuto sits after going 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the first contest, providing the only run the Phillies would score in their 3-1 loss. Rafael Marchan will replace him behind the plate.
Realmuto went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Monday's 6-5 win over Washington. The catcher worked a double-steal with Jean Segura after both got aboard with singles in the first inning. Realmuto continues to provide modest speed with six steals in nine attempts. The 30-year-old is slashing .264/.358/.436 with 10 home runs, 39 RBI and 37 runs scored across 316 plate appearances. He's hit safely in seven of his nine games (9-for-38) since the All-Star break.
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