JT Realmuto leads Phillies past Marlins 2-1, clarifies comments from earlier this week
JT Realmuto, Alec Bohm, Aaron Nola, and Kyle Gibson all rejoined the Philadelphia Phillies last night after missing the quick two game trip against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Gibson got the start on the mound and was fantastic, pitching 6 innings, allowing four hits, one run, and a walk. The bullpen of Jose Avalarado, Brad Hand, and Seranthony Dominguez threw three scoreless innings and the Phillies walked away with a 2-1 victory.
The Fightins got a go ahead RBI from JT Realmuto in the top of the seven inning to give them the lead. Realmuto went 3-for-4 from the plate with the go-ahead RBI to seal the win.
After the game, the media of course, had to bring up Realmuto and the vaccination questions yet again.
Almost a week removed at this point, it appears the main gripe with fans and Realmuto was the fact that he mentioned his salary and how $263,000 was a “little bit of money”.
JT Realmuto earlier this week about vaccination status
JT Realmuto addressed that last night.
“I wish I hadn’t used the words ‘little bit,'” he said before Friday night’s game. “When the thought ‘little’ came into my mind, it was over the two games compared to a 162-game season, not the amount of money.
“I didn’t mean it to come out that way, but my logic for saying it was about the games, not the money.
“I’m from Oklahoma, raised on zero money. My family made no money till me, so I know how much money that is that I forfeited. I know it’s a lot of money. My point was money was not going to make the decision for me.”
Realmuto continued to say that the decision to not get vaccinated was strictly personal and had nothing to do with politics.
Okay so there you have it. We’re done with the vaccine talk. JT Realmtuo clarified his $263,000 “little bit of money” comments and he wants to move on. We owe him that. Stop asking about vaccines. It’s over.