Smith registered the save after allowing one hit in a scoreless inning during Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets. Smith allowed the tying run to step to the plate after a one-out single, but he induced a double play to slam the door in a 2-0 shoutout. The southpaw has successfully converted on each of his last four save chances and is 20-for-22 on the year. Smith owns a 3.40 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 50:12 K:BB across 39.2 frames in 2021.
Smith gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 19th save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Padres. The veteran lefty did give up a two-out double to Wil Myers, but he got Victor Caratini to ground out to end the threat. Smith has converted three straight save chances and eight of his last nine dating back to June 13, posting a 1.29 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 15:2 K:BB through 14 innings over that stretch.
Smith (3-5) pitched a perfect inning and earned the win in Sunday's 8-7 extra-inning win over Miami. Smith kept the game tied in the top of the 10th inning, and Atlanta walked it off on an RBI single by pitcher-turned-pinch-hitter Max Fried in the bottom of the 10th. Through 38 outings, Smith has a 3.53 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB while serving as Atlanta's primary closer. He's gone 17-for-19 in save chances this year.
Smith gave up one hit and walked two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 17th save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Marlins. After loading the bases with one out, Smith was able to escape the jam by getting Jon Berti to pop out and Sandy Leon to fly out. The Atlanta closer was working for the second straight day, which might explain why he issued multiple free passes for the first time since April 16. Since the beginning of June, Smith has posted a 3.07 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB through 14.2 innings while converting eight of 10 save chances.
Smith (2-5) allowed one earned run on two hits while striking out two across one inning Thursday, blowing a save but coming away with a win over the Mets. Smith surrendered a solo home run to Dominic Smith in the ninth inning, the first run he'd allowed in nine appearances. He is 16-for-18 in save opportunities this season. The 31-year-old has a 3.74 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP with a 12.3 K/9 in 33.2 innings.
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