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Tue, May 17
@ Milwaukee Brewers (23-13)
  • American Family Field
  • MIL -116, O/U 8.5
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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
24-14 5-5 L1
17-19 5-5 W2
17-19 6-4 L2
16-20 5-5 L2
12-26 3-7 L3

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 1 3.95 11 5 1.02

Top Will Smith News

  • Braves' Will Smith: Drops decision to Padres

    Smith (0-1) blew the save and took the loss Friday against the Padres, giving up three runs on three hits in one inning of relief. He struck out one.

    Entering the game in the seventh inning with Atlanta ahead 6-4, Smith served up a three-run shot to Ha-Seong Kim to give San Diego the lead. The southpaw has been tagged for four homers in 13.1 innings to begin the season after allowing 18 in 84 frames over the prior two years. He has zero wins, one save and one hold in 13 appearances to go along with his 4.05 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB.

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  • Braves' Will Smith: Collects first save of season

    Smith recorded his first save of the season in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Reds, giving up a run on a hit and a walk while striking out one in one inning of relief.

    Kenley Jansen threw 30 pitches in his Atlanta debut Friday and wasn't available, leaving closing duties in the hands of Smith. The southpaw wasn't exactly sharp, but he did get the job done, which is not a surprising outcome after he racked up 37 saves in 2021. As long as Jansen is healthy, however, Smith will mostly be relegated to setup duties and high-leverage spots earlier in games, limiting his fantasy appeal to leagues that score holds as well as saves.

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  • Braves' Will Smith: Out as closer

    Smith is expected to move to a setup role after Atlanta signed Kenley Jansen to a one-year, $16 million contract.

    This is a big blow to those who drafted Smith as a source of saves. We knew Jansen had to sign somewhere, but Atlanta didn't seem like a likely landing spot. If Jansen gets hurt or struggles, Smith could be back in the ninth inning, but it seems unlikely the team would have brought Jansen in to be a setup man given his long track record of success as a closer with the Dodgers.

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  • Braves' Will Smith: Secures another save in Game 4

    Smith allowed one hit and recorded two strikeouts during a scoreless ninth inning to secure the save in Game 4 of the NLDS versus the Brewers on Tuesday.

    The veteran left-hander surrendered a leadoff single to Eduardo Escobar, but he retired the next three batters with minimal issue, including a pair of whiffs, to finish out Atlanta's series victory. Smith notched saves in all three of Atlanta's victories over Milwaukee, allowing two hits with three strikeouts and a walk across three scoreless frames in a strong start to the postseason.

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  • Braves' Will Smith: Collects second postseason save

    Smith struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning, earning the save in Game 3 of the NLDS against Milwaukee on Monday.

    Smith didn't mess around in the top half of the ninth with a three-run advantage, retiring the Brewers in order to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Over two postseason appearances, he's collected two saves, giving up one hit and one walk while fanning one over that brief stretch.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 248 lbs
Birthplace: Newnan, GA
Age: 32
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, L