Smith allowed one hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save over Oakland on Sunday. It was Smith's first save Aug. 13 and his first chance since Aug. 16. He failed to record a strikeout but worked past a two-out double by Josh Phegley. Smith is now 30-for-34 in save opportunities with a 2.70 ERA.
Smith (5-0) blew a save but recorded the win against the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits with three strikeouts over 1.2 innings. Smith came into the 10th inning to protect a 9-7 lead and gave up home runs to Wilmer Flores and Nick Ahmed to blow the save opportunity and even the score at 9-9. Mike Yastrzemski then homered in the 11th to give the Giants a 10-9 win. Smith has converted 29 saves in 33 chances this year, and has ended up getting credit for the win after all four of those blown saves.
Smith picked up the save against the Athletics on Tuesday, giving up one earned run on three hits in the ninth inning before closing out the Giants' 3-2 victory. He struck out three and walked one. It wasn't smooth sailing, as Smith gave up three hits and walked in a run while trying to protect a 3-1 lead, but he was able to work out of the jam by striking out Mark Canha to end the game and pick up his 29th save of the season. This wasn't his finest outing, but Smith is still in the midst of a standout campaign as the closer for the Giants (2.55 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 76:15 K:BB over 53 innings).
Smith (4-0) blew the save but was credited with the win against Philadelphia on Sunday, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings and allowing no hits and two walks while striking out one batter. Smith entered the game in a sticky situation in the eighth inning, inheriting runners on second and third base with only one out in a one-run game. Despite the blown save, he did well to limit Philadelphia to a single run on a sacrifice fly before intentionally walking Cesar Hernandez and getting Brad Miller to ground out to end the threat. Smith was then allowed to stay in the game for his first major-league at-bat in the bottom of the inning and delivered a two-run single, helping his own cause as he came away with the victory. The 30-year-old now boasts a 2.42 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 73:14 K:BB in 52 innings this season.
Smith allowed one hit and one walk in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Phillies. Smith didn't make things easy on himself as he issued a two-out walk to put the tying run on base, but he was able to strike out Corey Dickerson to close out the contest. The veteran left-hander is 28-for-30 in save opportunities and has a 2.50 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 72:12 K:BB over 50.1 innings.