The Mariners let Seth Smith do what he does best -- hit against righties -- but he didn't do it quite well enough to have value in standard mixed leagues. Because he amassed only 53 plate appearances against lefties, Smith lost opportunities to pad his counting stats, finishing with 12 home runs and 42 RBI. He also struck out more frequently than he did the previous year, and his .248 batting average was a three-year low. Smith is set to fill the same role, rendering him worth a late pick in deeper mixed leagues.
Mariners outfielder Seth Smith is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rangers, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. Smith will unsurprisingly sit out against lefty Cole Hamels, with Franklin Gutierrez replacing him in left field. Smith has logged just 47 plate appearances versus southpaws this season.
Mariners left fielder Seth Smith has just one extra-base hit over his last 14 games. That did not change Thursday night against the Angels, but he did manage his first multi-hit game since June 23. Smith singled twice, scoring in the fourth and driving in a run in the eighth to improve his slash line on the year to .262/.333/.455.
Mariners right fielder Seth Smith hit a two-run single in the sixth inning to lift his team past the Athletics on Sunday. Smith went 1 for 2 with a walk and two RBI. Over his last nine games, Smith is hitting .269 with seven hits, a home run and five RBI.
Mariners outfielder Seth Smith came through with a go-ahead home run in Friday's 9-5 win over the A's. Smith blasted a two-run shot in the sixth inning to give the Mariners a 4-3 lead. The home run, Smith's seventh of the season, was his only hit of the game.
Mariners outfielder Seth Smith will return to Friday's lineup against the Athletics. For the past two games, Franklin Gutierrez has taken Smith's spot in the lineup and int he outfield. Smith will bat sixth.