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Dodgers' Will Smith: Continues hot stretch at plate
Smith went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBI in a 10-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Smith was one of four Dodgers with multiple hits in the contest, and he was the only batter with three base knocks. His first-inning double plated the game's first run; he also knocked in the final run of the contest with an eighth-inning single. Smith has three multi-hit games over his past four contests and is slashing .400/.440/.644 with two homers and 14 RBI in 11 contests since July 28.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Extends hit streak to nine
Smith went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two runs, three RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 8-3 win against San Diego.
Smith opened the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning, tacked on an RBI single in the third, was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored in the fifth and brought home a run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The 27-year-old has assembled a tidy nine-game hitting streak, during which he's gone 15-for-36 (.417) with two home runs and four doubles, while the theft was his first of the campaign. Smith's .273/.362/.477 slash line is second to Alejandro Kirk among backstops while his 16 home runs and 59 RBI lead all catchers.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Takes seat Wednesday
Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Austin Barnes will check in behind the plate while Smith receives a maintenance day. Smith started at catcher or designated hitter in each of the Dodgers' last nine games, going 9-for-38 (.237 average) with a home run, eight RBI and four runs over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Goes deep for 15th homer
Smith went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 5-4 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Smith's long ball off Chad Kuhl in the thin air of Coors Field gives him 15 total home runs on the season, the most of any catcher. Smith is slashing a quality .262/.357/.466 over 305 at-bats with 52 RBI. If Smith continues to play well down the stretch, the 27-year-old could flirt with his career-high home run total of 25 from last season.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Knocks in three runs Thursday
Smith went 2-for-5 with a double, a run and three RBI in Thursday's 13-0 rout of the Rockies.
Smith played his part in a big offensive game for Los Angeles, knocking in a run with a second-inning double and plating two more with a single in the fourth. The backstop had been struggling coming into the contest, going 1-for-25 over his previous seven games. Smith hasn't homered in over two weeks, but he is still tied for the lead among MLB catchers with 14 long balls on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Receives breather Sunday
Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Kirsten Watson of SportsNet LA reports.
Smith started the first three games out of the All-Star break and will take a seat for the series finale Sunday afternoon. Austin Barnes will work behind the plate and form a familiar battery with lefty Clayton Kershaw.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Falls homer shy of cycle
Smith went 4-for-4 with a triple, a double, a walk, one RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 9-1 win over the Angels.
On a night where Clayton Kershaw was perfect for seven innings, Smith nearly had his own piece of history. With the Dodgers far ahead, Smith got his triple in the eighth inning and didn't get a chance to go for a home run to complete a cycle. It was still arguably his best game of the year as he got on base five times and extended his hitting streak to eight games, during which he's batted .452 (14-for-31). For the season, the 27-year-old owns a strong .276/.368/.485 slash line with 14 homers, 47 RBI, 37 runs scored, 13 doubles and a triple in 315 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Belts two-run homer in win
Smith went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
The Dodgers trailed by six runs through six innings before Smith set off a late-game comeback with his two-run blast to center field in the seventh. The long ball extended his on-base streak to eight games, during which he's slashing .296/.424/.444 with seven RBI. Smith leads all major-league catchers with 14 homers on the season, and he is tied for first at the position with 45 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Receives Wednesday off
Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Kirsten Watson of SportsNet LA reports.
Smith started the past seven games and will receive a maintenance day for Wednesday's series finale versus Colorado. Austin Barnes will take over behind the plate and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Crushes another homer
Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Padres.
Six of Smith's 13 homers this year have come in his last 15 games. During that span, he's hitting .302 (19-for-63) while adding 12 RBI and seven runs. The catcher has maintained a large share of playing time by regularly serving as the designated hitter when he isn't behind the dish. He's up to a .260/.345/.472 slash line with 38 RBI, 31 runs scored and 10 doubles through 264 plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Continues big month at plate
Smith went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-4 win against Colorado.
Smith swatted one of three Dodgers long balls in the contest, smashing a 429-foot, two-run shot in the fifth inning. The long ball was his 12th of the campaign, moving him into second place in that category among big-league catchers. Smith has enjoyed a strong June, slashing .304/.350/.587 with seven homers, 14 RBI and 10 runs over 23 games.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Out of Tuesday's lineup
Smith is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Smith is hitting .299/.347/.563 with six home runs in 22 games this month. Austin Barnes will start behind the dish and hit ninth.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Goes deep again Saturday
Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to Atlanta.
The backstop tied the score with his eighth-inning solo blast to left field, but Atlanta took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame. Smith has gone deep three times in his past five games to push his total to 11 homers on the campaign. Though his .260/.347/.462 season slash line isn't eye-popping, Smith ranks in the top 10 percent leaguewide in both xBA (.301) and xSLG (.587), per Statcast.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Swinging hot stick
Smith went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Thursday in a 10-5 victory versus Cincinnati.
Smith hit one of five Dodgers homers in the contest, going deep to left field in the seventh inning. The long ball was the 10th of the season for Smith, which is tied for third among big-league catchers. Smith is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak, during which he is slashing .409/.417/.727 with two homers, four RBI and three runs.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Racks up three hits Wednesday
Smith went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI in Wednesday's 8-4 win against Cincinnati.
Smith started behind the plate and slotted into the third spot in the batting order. He produced the Dodgers' first run with a single in the third inning and scored on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner in the fifth. Smith has tallied multiple hits in each of his past three contests, going 7-for-12 with a home run and three RBI over that span. He's back in the lineup for Thursday's early game against the Reds, working as the designated hitter while Austin Barnes takes over at catcher.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Clubs ninth homer
Smith went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI during Tuesday's 8-2 win at Cincinnati.
Smith started the scoring with a solo home run during the opening frame, and he also delivered a sacrifice fly during the eighth to bring home Los Angeles' final run of the day. The 27-year-old had five home runs through his first 41 contests of the season, but he's found his power stroke of late with four long balls in his past 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: Added to Saturday's lineup
Smith was added to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Guardians, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The 27-year-old was initially slated to get a day off Saturday, but he'll serve as the designated hitter and bat third after Mookie Betts (rib) was scratched from the lineup for a second consecutive game. Smith has slashed .268/.318/.537 with three home runs, two doubles, six RBI and five runs over the last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Will Smith: On bench Saturday
Smith isn't starting Saturday's game against Cleveland, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Smith will get a breather after he went 1-for-12 with a three-run homer and a walk over the last three games. Austin Barnes is starting behind the plate and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
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