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Mets' Drew Smith: Notches hold No. 10
Smith gave up a hit without a walk or a strikeout over 1.2 scoreless innings Thursday to record his 10th hold of the season in an extra-inning win over the Cardinals.
After Chris Bassitt put two runners aboard with one out in the seventh inning and the Mets ahead 5-3, Smith got the call to put out the fire, although he did allow one inherited runner to score. The 28-year-old reliever is blossoming in a high-leverage role, as he came into 2022 with only seven career holds. Smith also carries a 1.53 ERA and 0.96 WHIP through 17.2 innings with a career-high 29.4 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Stuck with loss Friday
Smith (0-1) took the loss Friday against the Mariners, giving up one run on one hit and two walks in one inning of relief. He struck out two.
It was the first run Smith has given up all season, and the right-hander also walked multiple batters for the first time. The right-hander still has eight holds in 13 appearances while posting a 0.63 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 19:8 K:BB through 14.1 innings as a key member of the Mets' high-leverage crew.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Collects fourth hold
Smith walked one and struck out one in one-third of an inning Friday to pick up his fourth hold of the season in an extra-inning win over the Diamondbacks.
With a runner on second and two outs in the sixth inning, Smith relieved David Peterson and issued a free pass to Matt Davidson before fanning Christian Walker. Smith has already tied his career high in holds, and he's been a valuable middle-relief arm so far for the 11-4 Mets with a 0.00 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB through seven appearances and seven innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Impressive start to season
Smith has recorded two holds in three appearances to begin the season, posting a 0.00 ERA and 6:0 K:BB through 3.2 innings.
The right-hander put up strong numbers in 2021 in a middle-relief role, but Smith appears to have graduated to the setup corps this season. He's crediting usage of a sharper slider, as opposed to the cutter he had been leaning on as a breaking pitch, for his excellent early results, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports. "I just felt like when I threw the cutter and didn't get it where I wanted to get it, if I left it middle at all, it was just kind of flat and that's when I would give up damage," Smith said after Tuesday's win over the Phillies. "I kept the same grip. I just manipulate it a little differently now. I think curveball in my head while I'm holding it with my cutter grip, which turns it into a slider. It works for me, and it's been good. I'm happy where it's at right now."... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Looks sharp in intrasquad game
Manager Buck Showalter said Smith (foot) pitched a perfect inning-plus Thursday in the Mets' intrasquad game, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith's flawless relief appearance indicates that he's fully healthy again after he didn't complete his scheduled throwing session Wednesday due to a sore right foot. The right-hander's spot in the Mets' Opening Day bullpen looks fairly secure, though he'll likely be limited to a low-leverage role to begin the season.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Backs off throwing program
Smith (shoulder) paused his throwing program Wednesday due to foot soreness, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Smith missed time down the stretch last season with shoulder inflammation, and he's now picked up a foot issue during spring training. The 28-year-old had a 2.40 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 41:16 K:BB over 41.1 innings before the injury in 2021, and his availability for Opening Day is now in question.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Ramping up again
Smith (shoulder) resumed playing catch earlier this month but is without a clear timeline for returning from the 10-day injured list, MLB.com reports.
Before he was placed on the injured list Aug. 14 with right shoulder inflammation, Smith had been productive for the Mets in a middle-relief role, posting a 2.40 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across 31 appearances. The Mets haven't shut Smith down for the season, but since he has yet to resume facing hitters, he may have a tough time making it back in the next two and a half weeks.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Out with shoulder inflammation
Smith landed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation Saturday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Smith has pitched well in 41.1 innings for the Mets this season, cruising to a 2.40 ERA and 1.06 WHIP, though he owes at least some of his success to an unsustainable .212 BABIP. It's not yet clear how much time he'll miss.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Still in low-leverage role
Smith tossed two scoreless, no-hit innings in Sunday's loss to the Padres, walking two batters and striking out one.
The 27-year-old entered the game in the eighth inning with the Mets staring at a five-run deficit. Smith had been tagged for two home runs and four earned runs over his prior four appearances, so this was a nice bounce-back effort, but he remains far from high-leverage work. On the year, he carries a 3.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 12:6 K:BB through 12 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Fans three as opener
Smith allowed two hits and one unearned run in two innings, striking out three hitters and not factoring into the decision of Saturday's 12-5 loss to the Rays.
The righty proved effective in the opener role, holding the Rays to just a run before the Mets' bullpen allowed the game to get out of hand. Smith has now pitched three innings this season and has yet to yield an earned run. Given Saturday's success, Smith figures to serve as the opener again in the future.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Serving as opener Saturday
Smith will serve as the opener Saturday against the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Smith has appeared in one game with the Mets this season, throwing a clean inning against Baltimore on May 12. He'll likely only throw only one or two innings, with Joey Lucchesi expected to throw the bulk of the innings after Smith.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Joins big-league roster
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Smith was activated from the 10-day injured list in late April and sent down, but he'll join the Mets ahead of Sunday's series finale. Trevor Hildenberger was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Activated, sent down
Smith (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to the Mets' alternate training site Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith had been on the injured list since the start of the regular season, but he's now fully healthy after he pitched in an intrasquad game at the Mets' alternate training site Saturday. The right-hander has made 35 relief appearances for the Mets across the last two seasons but will have to wait to make his 2021 debut until a spot opens up in the team's bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Throwing in intrasquad game
Smith (shoulder) will throw in an intrasquad game at the Mets' alternate training site Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith threw a live batting practice session Wednesday, and his appearance in the intrasquad game could be one of his final hurdles before he's cleared to return to make his season debut. The right-hander posted a 6.43 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in seven innings across eight relief appearances last year.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Throws live BP
Smith (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith has been on the 10-day injured list since the start of the regular season but seems to be trending toward a return. The right-hander made eight relief appearances for the Mets last year and posted a 6.43 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in seven innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Placed on 10-day IL
Smith (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith has been dealing with right shoulder soreness recently and hasn't made an appearance in game action since March 13. He'll begin the season on the injured list and doesn't yet have a timetable for his return.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Nursing sore shoulder
Smith is dealing with right shoulder soreness and has no timeline for his return to game action, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
It's unclear when the injury first cropped up, but the right-hander hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 13. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Smith's availability for Opening Day is now in question.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Returns to alternate site
Smith was optioned to the alternate training site Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Smith joined the big-league roster earlier in the week but didn't appear in a game during his brief time with the team. The 26-year-old has a 6.43 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB over seven innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Called up from alternate site
The Mets recalled Smith from their alternate training site ahead of Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
He'll join the New York bullpen as a replacement for Robert Gsellman, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured rib. Smith has made eight relief appearances for the Mets this season, giving up five earned runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Drew Smith: Sent back to secondary site
Smith was optioned to the Mets' secondary training site Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith leaves the roster just one day after joining it Sunday. He allowed four runs (three earned) in his lone inning of work, picking up the loss against the Yankees. Hunter Strickland's contract was selected in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
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