“Right away I felt pretty good,” Newcomb said. “I was with it the whole time. I remember the play and all that stuff. I just got squared up in the head so I’m sore.”
Realmuto was visibly shaken up running to first, immediately covering his mouth with both hands. Tyler Flowers consoled him.
“He had a pretty severe reaction right away,” Flowers said. “So you always want to know with those things. Everything Newk was saying felt pretty promising at that time, so I didn’t want him worrying about that on a personal level.”
Newcomb was making a spot start with Kevin Gausman on the injured list and Dallas Keuchel prepping to join the rotation. The southpaw struggled as a starter earlier in the season, but has since found success in a relief role.