Smith (3-6) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven over 6.2 innings to earn the win over the Pirates on Monday. He also stole a base after reaching on a fielder's choice. The last time Smith pitched, the Dodgers rocked him for nine runs in one-plus inning, but the left-hander was much better Monday. He befuddled Pittsburgh hitters with his changeup for six innings before the Pirates scratched out a couple of runs in the seventh. The Diamondbacks managed to hold on for Smith's first win since he rejoined the rotation June 1. His next turn through the rotation is scheduled for Sunday on the road against the Cubs.
Smith (2-5) lost Saturday's 22-1 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing nine runs on six hits and three walks with one strikeout in one inning. Smith struggled mightily in this one, as he surrendered three home runs in one-plus innings and was removed following a Justin Turner grand slam in the second. It was the lefty's fourth consecutive loss, and Arizona has now lost seven straight games that Smith has started.
Smith (2-4) lost Sunday's 5-2 game against the Giants, permitting five runs on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts across six innings. Smith breezed through the bottom of the San Francisco order in the second, fourth and fifth innings but was tagged for five combined runs in first, third and sixth as Austin Slater, Buster Posey and Darin Ruf went a combined 5-for-9 with two home runs and all five runs and RBI. The loss was the lefty's third straight and Smith hasn't won a game since April, though his 3.45 ERA shows he's pitched better than his record indicates.
Smith (2-4) took the loss against St. Louis on Tuesday, hurling five innings and allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight. The outing was largely a battle for the right-hander, who needed 98 pitches to make it through five frames. He allowed at least one baserunner in each of his innings and also committed an error. Still, Smith nearly made it through the appearance without giving up a run -- he held the Cardinals scoreless through 4.2 frames before Nolan Arenado slugged a two-run homer to plate the first runs of the contest for either team. Smith has been effective since moving back into the starting rotation June 1, registering a 2.87 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.1 K/9 across six starts. However, he has an 0-3 record to show for it, and he has struggled with his control, notching a 4.9 K/9 over that span. He's tentatively lined up to make his next start at home versus San Francisco on Sunday.
Smith (2-3) allowed a run on four hits and four walks with six strikeouts in six innings, taking the loss versus Milwaukee on Wednesday. This was a hard-luck loss for Smith, who only gave up an RBI single to opposing pitcher Brandon Woodruff in the fifth inning. Milwaukee added a pair of runs off reliever Noe Ramirez in the seventh. Smith has been solid with a 3.03 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 67:30 K:BB across 59.1 innings this year. The southpaw is projected to make his next start in St. Louis next week.
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