Friday, May 24, 2019

Game 47 - 2019 Topps Now Future #62 J.T. Realmuto

Phillies 5Cubs 4 (10)
Game 47 - Monday Night, May 20th in Chicago
Record - 28-19, 1st place, 2 1/2 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Jake Arrieta looked good in his return to Wrigley and J.T. Realmuto hit a 10th inning solo home run as the Phillies defeated the Cubs, 5-4.

What It Means:  Arrieta won the match-up against the pitcher who replaced him last season in the Cubs' starting rotation, Yu Darvish.  Arrieta allowed a run on eight hits in his six innings of work, while Darvish gave up three runs on four hits.

What Happened:  Seranthony Dominguez spoiled the win decision for Arrieta by allowing three runs in the eighth.  Realmuto stopped the comeback by the Cubs with his home run (6) in extra innings off Kyle Ryan.  Juan Nicasio recorded the final two outs of the game for his first save of the season.

In the sixth inning, Realmuto started the scoring for the Phillies with an RBI single and that was followed by a two-run triple from Cesar Hernandez.

Featured Card:  I'm behind with these game summary posts again, and had I waited a few more days for this post, I could have used the Topps Now card that resulted from this game featuring both Arrieta and Realmuto.  Instead I'll go with a Topps Now "Future" card which will reward the holder with a 20-card Phillies team set when (not if) the Phillies win the 2019 World Series.


Steve F. said...

I'm intending to end up with three of the (600, I think) minited edition chrome World Series Champion Topps Now sets that Topps will issue of the Phillies, one each for the Realmuto, Nola and Harper cards I have. I assume you will also end up with three!

Jim said...

You are correct!