Rhys Hoskins, who bent his wrist in a play on first base Saturday, is also out of the Game 1 lineup.
Realmuto experienced hip discomfort below the first base line and dropped Saturday night’s game to ninth place. Hawkins remained in the game.
Andrew Kannap catches Game 1 for Filis. He may also have to catch Game 2. Ronald Torridge as an emergency catcher is an option.
Here is the Phillies’ Game 1 lineup against Marlins rookie Sixto Sanchez.
1. Andrew McKinnon DH 2. Jean Segura 2B 3. Bryce Harper RF 4. Alec Bohm 1B 5. Phil Goslin 3B 6. Andrew Kannap C 7. Adam Hasley CF 8. Kyle Garlick LF 9. Ronald Torreys S.S. .
Films reliever Ramon Rosso (29th man) will debut in Game 1. Zach Eflin will start Game 2.
Philly has 14 games in a span of 11 days, including Sunday. This can prove to be costly if they are even without Realmuto for a few days.
You would be surprised how many roles Realmuto’s looming free agency will play in this. It would be appropriate for him to sit for a few days until he feels better or the risk of injury is reduced again.
Realmuto has hit .267 / .357 / .527 with 11 homers and 30 RBIs this season.