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Twins' Joe Smith: Scoreless streak continues
Smith threw a scoreless seventh inning to record his fifth hold in Sunday's win over Oakland. He hasn't allowed a run in 10.1 innings this season over 12 appearances.
Smith was signed in the offseason to give the bullpen a veteran middle reliever, and he's been outstanding in his role. He has just six strikeouts, but he's been generating groundballs at a high rate (1.67 GO/AO). He should continue to have a prominent setup role but won't likely finish games or get save chances.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Joe Smith: Signs with Twins
Smith signed a contract with the Twins on Saturday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Smith made 50 relief appearances for the Astros and Mariners last year and posted a 4.99 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 39.2 innings. However, he recorded a 1.80 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 25 innings during the 2019 campaign and will attempt to bounce back with Minnesota. The right-hander has recorded just nine holds across his last two seasons but should compete for a setup role heading into 2022.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Hits injured list
Smith was placed on the injured list with an undisclosed injury Saturday, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.
Smith last pitched Sept. 29, when he was asked to record only one out. Since joining the Mariners on July 27, he has maintained a strong 2.12 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 17 strikeouts across 17 innings. Andres Munoz was reinstated from the injured list Saturday and could help fill in out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Three straight scoreless efforts
Smith improved his record to 3-4 with a win over the Athletics on Thursday and has delivered three straight scoreless appearances and six in his last seven outings.
Smith fired a perfect fifth inning Thursday on an efficient eight pitches and then became the pitcher of record when the Mariners rallied to take the lead for good in the top half of the sixth. The veteran right-hander's recent strong stretch is an extension of the solid form he's demonstrated since arriving from the Astros shortly before the trade deadline -- he's allowed multiple earned runs in just one of 21 appearances with the Mariners after doing so in six of 27 outings with Houston.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Picks up win in relief
Smith (4-4) pitched two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing just one hit to earn the win over the Angels on Friday.
Smith entered the sixth inning with one out and runners on first and second base. He had a two-run lead, but both inherited runners scored to tie the game. The Mariners took the lead back in the seventh inning to give Smith the win. He's allowed just one earned run in his last eight appearances. On the season, the reliever has a 5.03 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 34 punchouts in 39.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Takes fourth loss Tuesday
Smith (2-4) took the loss in a defeat at the hands of the Red Sox on Tuesday, allowing an earned run on one hit while recording two strikeouts over one-plus inning.
Smith came on to work the seventh of a 2-2 game and fired a scoreless frame with a pair of strikeouts, but the leadoff triple he yielded to Xander Bogaerts in the eighth eventually led to a run given up by Drew Steckenrider that went on Smith's ledger and resulted in a loss going on his ledger. The veteran right-hander saw a brief but encouraging streak of three consecutive scoreless appearances snapped with Tuesday's stumble, yet he's been solid overall save for a handful of instances since arriving in Seattle with a 2.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 0.6 HR/9 and two holds across 14.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Surrenders two in eighth
Smith (2-3) took the loss and blown save in Monday's 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Astros, allowing two runs on three hits in one-third of an inning.
Smith was selected to protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning and surrendered three singles while recording only one out to blow the lead and fall in line for the loss. This is Smith's second loss and blown save combo in his last three appearances. The veteran 37-year-old now has a 5.79 ERA on the season.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Takes loss Thursday
Smith (2-2) was charged with a loss and his first blown save in a defeat at the hands of the Royals on Thursday, allowing an earned run on two hits while recording a strikeout over one inning.
Smith inherited a thorny no-out, bases-loaded scenario from starter Yusei Kikuchi upon entering in the sixth inning and promptly surrendered a grand slam to Salvador Perez, which pushed the Royals ahead by a 5-4 margin. The blast effectively handed Smith the defeat after the Mariners went scoreless the rest of the way, but the one earned run he was charged with was the first he'd yielded in 9.2 innings with Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Gets second win
Smith (2-1) was credited with the win in an extra-innings victory over the Rangers on Thursday, issuing a walk over a scoreless 10th inning.
The impressive groove the veteran reliever has been in since joining the Mariners on July 27 continued Thursday, as Smith extended his scoreless streak to eight innings. The 37-year-old appears to be working his way into higher-leverage situations due to his strong body of work, as he has two holds in addition to Thursday's win with his new club.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Still scoreless in Seattle
Smith fired a perfect 1.1 innings in a win over the Rays on Monday, recording two strikeouts.
The veteran's AL West change of scenery has agreed with him, as Smith now has three perfect frames over three appearances on his Mariners ledger. A reliable later-inning asset for most of his long career, Smith limped to a 7.48 ERA and 1.80 WHIP across 21.2 innings with the Astros before being moved to Seattle, but he could eventually start to see some higher-leverage opportunities in his new locale if he manages to keep up his current caliber of performance.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Scoreless inning in team debut
Smith fired a perfect seventh inning in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Smith got an immediate chance to face his former team after being part of an exceedingly rare intra-division, intra-series trade earlier in the day. The 37-year-old right-hander has had a forgettable season to date (7.15 ERA, 1.72 WHIP), so low-leverage assignments are likely to be the norm for him during the balance of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joe Smith: Sent to Mariners
Smith and Abraham Toro were traded from the Astros to the Mariners on Tuesday in exchange for Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Smith recorded one out without allowing a baserunner during Monday's loss to the Mariners, and he'll now switch dugouts ahead of the second game of the series. The veteran right-hander has a 7.48 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB over 21.2 innings this season, so he should fill a low-leverage role for Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Joe Smith: Logs inning Thursday
Smith allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Athletics.
Smith was reinstated from the 10-day injured list earlier in the day and rejoins a bullpen that has pitched well of late. The Houston bullpen, which has been inconsistent and forced manager Dusty Baker to shuffle roles, has posted a 1.29 ERA over the last seven games. Smith is one of the pitchers that contributed to those struggles during the first half, but he began the season as an expected late-game arm. The Astros are expected to use him as such going forward.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Joe Smith: Reinstated from injured list
Smith (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Smith spent nearly a month on the injured list, but he recently made two rehab appearances and struck out three in two perfect innings. He'll now rejoin the Astros' bullpen after infielder Taylor Jones was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Joe Smith: Begins rehab assignment
Smith (elbow) struck out one over a scoreless inning for Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.
Smith, who has been shelved since early June with elbow soreness, began a rehab assignment Thursday. As a reliever, Smith will not need many rehab outings before he's ready to be reinstated from the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Joe Smith: Starting rehab stint
Smith (elbow) will report to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The veteran righty has been on the shelf since early June with elbow soreness, and he's progressed to the final stage of his recovery. Smith should require a couple appearances in the minors and could rejoin the Astros over the weekend or early next week.... See More ... See Less
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