Philadelphia’s J.T. Realmuto pointed heavenward while touching home plate after hitting the go-ahead home run during Game 1 of the World Series and then gave thanks to the Lord above during a nationally televised post-game interview.
Realmuto’s 10th-inning solo homer helped propel the Phillies to a 6-5 win over Houston on Friday and completed a stunning comeback that saw the Astros jump out to a 5-0 lead. Realmuto, the team’s catcher, finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Game 3 in the series is Monday night in Philadelphia on Fox. The series is tied 1-1.
“I’m just so thankful for this opportunity,” Realmuto said during a post-game interview on Fox. “I thank God for being able to come out here and play this wonderful game for a living. I just can’t say enough about my teammates tonight. They were incredible. The bullpen was amazing. The way we fought back in that game after being down five to nothing – that’s just a Phillies win right there.”