Smith allowed one hit and struck out one across a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Mets.
Smith surrendered a leadoff double to Jonathan Villar but then retired three consecutive batters to record his 21st save of the season. Though he's allowed at least one baserunner in 10 of his last 12 outings, Smith has surrendered only two earned runs across 12 innings in that span. He remains locked into save chances with Atlanta and has maintained a 3.32 ERA with 51 strikeouts across 40.2 frames on the campaign.
Smith registered the save after allowing one hit in a scoreless inning during Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Smith allowed the tying run to step to the plate after a one-out single, but he induced a double play to slam the door in a 2-0 shoutout. The southpaw has successfully converted on each of his last four save chances and is 20-for-22 on the year. Smith owns a 3.40 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 50:12 K:BB across 39.2 frames in 2021.
Smith gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 19th save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Padres.
The veteran lefty did give up a two-out double to Wil Myers, but he got Victor Caratini to ground out to end the threat. Smith has converted three straight save chances and eight of his last nine dating back to June 13, posting a 1.29 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 15:2 K:BB through 14 innings over that stretch.
Smith (3-5) pitched a perfect inning and earned the win in Sunday's 8-7 extra-inning win over Miami.
Smith kept the game tied in the top of the 10th inning, and Atlanta walked it off on an RBI single by pitcher-turned-pinch-hitter Max Fried in the bottom of the 10th. Through 38 outings, Smith has a 3.53 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB while serving as Atlanta's primary closer. He's gone 17-for-19 in save chances this year.
Smith gave up one hit and walked two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 17th save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Marlins.
After loading the bases with one out, Smith was able to escape the jam by getting Jon Berti to pop out and Sandy Leon to fly out. The Atlanta closer was working for the second straight day, which might explain why he issued multiple free passes for the first time since April 16. Since the beginning of June, Smith has posted a 3.07 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB through 14.2 innings while converting eight of 10 save chances.
Smith (2-5) allowed one earned run on two hits while striking out two across one inning Thursday, blowing a save but coming away with a win over the Mets.
Smith surrendered a solo home run to Dominic Smith in the ninth inning, the first run he'd allowed in nine appearances. He is 16-for-18 in save opportunities this season. The 31-year-old has a 3.74 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP with a 12.3 K/9 in 33.2 innings.
Smith gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 16th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Reds.
The veteran closer has been locked in the last couple of weeks, reeling off seven straight scoreless appearances while going 5-for-5 in save chances with a 7:0 K:BB. The hot streak has lowered Smith's ratios to a 3.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP -- impressive for a reliever who had marks of 5.02 and 1.40, respectively as recently as May 13.
Smith gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 15th save of the season in a 3-0 win over the Mets.
The veteran closer has pitched three straight days and picked up saves each time, leaving him almost certainly unavailable Wednesday should Atlanta have another late lead. Smith is having a solid June overall, posting a 3.37 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 13:2 K:BB through 10.2 innings while converting six of seven save chances.
Smith gave up two hits and hit a batter in a scoreless seventh inning to record his 14th save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Mets during the second game of Monday's doubleheader.
The veteran southpaw made things dicey by plunking James McCann following one-out singles by Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith, but the Atlanta closer escaped the jam. Smith has only blown one save all year, and on paper his 3.94 ERA seems a little unlucky, given his 1.08 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB through 29.2 innings.
Smith recorded the save in the second game of a 1-0 doubleheader win against the Cardinals on Sunday, throwing a perfect seventh with two strikeouts.
Smith came in for the game's final inning and retired all three batters he faced to notch his 13th save of the season and protect a one-run lead. He's been a bit rocky thus far in 2021 with a 4.08 ERA, but a 3.03 FIP suggests better appearances lie ahead.
Smith struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's 6-4 win over Miami.
Smith hadn't pitched since his first blown save of the year Wednesday, when he allowed two runs versus Philadelphia. His return to action was a clean inning to protect a two-run lead. He's now 12-for-13 in save chances with a 4.56 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 36:10 K:BB across 25.2 innings. The footing hasn't always been smooth, but the 31-year-old remains Atlanta's preferred closer.
Smith (1-5) was tagged with the loss and a blown save Wednesday's against the Phillies after allowing two runs on one hit and one walk while fanning one across two-thirds of an inning.
Smith entered the game in the ninth inning with Atlanta holding a one-run lead, but he crumbled with just one out to go by surrendering a game-winning homer to Luke Williams. Smith has given up two round trippers over his last three outings, and he's surrendered at least one earned run in three of his last five appearances as well.
Smith gave up a solo home run and struck out one in one inning to earn the save in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Dodgers.
The southpaw was taken deep by Albert Pujols in the ninth inning, but he was able to close out the contest. Smith has given up a run in two of his three appearances in June. He's now a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances despite a somewhat shaky 4.30 ERA and has posted a 1.17 WHIP and 33:8 K:BB across 23 innings. He entered Sunday with a 2.04 FIP, so it's fair to say he's had some bad luck. However, it hasn't resulted in any risk to Smith's grip on the closer job.
Smith racked up three strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers.
Smith threw 11 of his 14 pitches for strikes to close out the victory. The 31-year-old gave up a run Thursday in a non-save situation, but he has now recorded scoreless innings in four of his last five outings. The closer has a 4.09 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 32:8 K:BB and 10 saves in 22 innings this year.
Smith pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to earn the save in Monday's 5-3 win over Washington.
After a so-so start from Charlie Morton, Atlanta's bullpen allowed just one hit over the last four innings of the game. Smith was able to close it out, and he remains a perfect 9-for-9 in save opportunities. He's had some shaky moments this year with a 1-4 record, 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB through 22 appearances.
Smith picked up the save Tuesday against the Red Sox with a scoreless inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.
Smith is now 8-for-8 in save opportunities, though this was the first one he picked up since May 6. The 31-year-old might have a 5.00 ERA across 10 appearances this month, but he also owns an 11.0 K/9 in that span.
Smith (1-4) pitched a perfect ninth inning and struck out two to earn the win Wednesday versus the Mets.
Smith kept the game tied at 4-4 in the top of the ninth inning, and Ronald Acuna hit a walkoff home run in the bottom half of the frame. The 31-year-old Smith has now gone six outings without a save, although that's more from a lack of close games in Atlanta's favor recently. The closer has a 4.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 24:8 K:BB and seven saves in 18 innings this year.
Smith (0-4) was tagged with the loss Tuesday against the Mets after giving up one run on two hits while fanning two across one inning.
Tasked with preserving a 3-3 tie when he entered in the ninth inning, Smith allowed a game-winning home run to Tomas Nido. Smith has gone 7-for-7 in save opportunities this season, but he hasn't pitched in such a scenario since May 6. He owns an 0-2 record with an 11.25 ERA since that point, giving up five runs on nine hits while posting a 5:1 K:BB across four innings during that span.
Smith (0-3) allowed four runs on five hits and no walks in a third of an inning to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Smith had been dominant in his last six appearances, as he converted on all four of his save chances and allowed two hits and two walks while striking out five in six scoreless innings. However, he entered Thursday's contest in the ninth inning with the game tied at four runs and gave up three singles and two doubles to put him in line for the loss. While Smith's rough outing was discouraging, he still has good job security as Atlanta's closer if he can return to form in the near future.
Smith notched his seventh save of the season Thursday against the Nationals after pitching a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
Smith allowed a double to Ryan Zimmerman to begin the ninth inning, but he settled down quickly and retired Trea Turner, Yadiel Hernandez and Josh Harrison to close things out. Smith has now gone 7-for-7 in save opportunities this season and has not allowed a run in any of his last five appearances.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/31||vs MIL||W 8-1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/29||@ NYM||W 6-3||1||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|07/26||@ NYM||W 2-0||1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/20||vs SD||W 2-1||1||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|07/16||vs TB||L 6-7||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|07/10||@ MIA||W 5-4||1||1.0||2||1||0||1|
|07/04||vs MIA||W 8-7||1||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||54.0||8||8||0||4||1||0||51||4||48||2.83||0.963|
|2010||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||37.0||6||6||0||2||2||0||31||13||36||4.62||1.324|
|2010||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||53.0||9||9||0||2||4||0||40||20||65||5.60||1.604|
|2011||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||161.0||27||27||2||13||9||0||108||45||171||3.86||1.342|
|2012||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||89.2||15||15||0||4||4||0||74||22||104||3.63||1.413|
|2013||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||89.0||28||10||0||6||4||4||100||24||81||3.03||1.180|
|2016||AFA-Brevard County Manat||3.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||4||0||1||0.00||0.333|
|2018||AFA-San Jose Giants||1.2||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||4||15.00||3.333|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||5.2||6||0||0||0||0||0||8||0||2||0.00||0.385|