He is hitting .295/.415/.432 with one home run in 44 at-bats this month, and continues to see the bulk of the work behind the plate. Chris Herrmann gets the start in this one, hitting eighth.
Hedges receives a breather following a pair of starts behind the plate for the first two games of this series. In his place, Rocky Gale will handle the catching duties.
Grandal gets the day off following a 1-for-3 performance with a solo home run during Tuesday's game. Austin Barnes will handle the catching duties while batting sixth in the order.
Alfaro heads to the bench for a regular maintenance day following a pair of starts. In his place, Andrew Knapp will draw the assignment behind the plate for Wednesday's affair.
Following a pair of starts behind the plate, d'Arnaud will grab a seat on the bench for Wednesday's series finale while Kevin Plawecki handles the catching duties. Since the beginning of the month, d'Arnaud is hitting .293/.333/.610 with three home runs and nine RBI.
Realmuto will receive a standard day off after going 3-for-5 with one home run and a double during Tuesday's comeback victory. In his place, AJ Ellis sets up behind the plate to catch Jose Urena.
The 28-year-old catcher has now tied his previous career high with 13 homers. D'Arnaud can never seem to stay healthy for long, but he's shown this season he's still capable of supplying a bit of power when he is on the field.
His last four games had seen the veteran catcher go just 1-for-15, but no slump has lasted long for Molina this year, as the 35-year-old catcher is incredibly putting together one of the best seasons of his career at the plate. With 18 homers, he's now four shy of his career-best 22, and he's only two short of his career high in RBI (80).
Although Realmuto is currently sitting on what's easily a new career-high homer total, he'd gone 21 straight appearances without one before this little breakout, a span in which he hit just .209/.244/.326 with a 2:21 BB:K. The big night may serve to get him going again, so Realmuto's fantasy owners can only hope that he bounces back to showing off his strong hit tool and decent pop in short order.
Grandal opened the scoring with a third-inning solo shot to left, taking advantage of Citizens Bank Park's league-leading 1.4 home run park factor. He also demonstrated a patient approach against talented right-hander Aaron Nola, tying for a team high with 17 pitches faced. The catcher has now reached the 20-homer mark in consecutive seasons.