Smith will sit Thursday against the Giants, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Smith hits the bench after starting six of the last seven games behind the plate. Austin Barnes takes over in his absence.
Smith went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 8-0 win over the Giants.
Smith singled his first time up and then later roped a triple into right-center field that brought home two runs. Smith also crossed home himself as part of a four-run third inning for the Dodgers. The 26-year-old has picked up his play lately, slashing .314/.415/.771 with four homers, 16 RBI, seven runs scored, a steal and 4:8 BB:K over his last 10 games.
Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Sunday in the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Rockies.
After getting the day off Saturday, Smith checked back into the lineup for the series finale and provided the decisive hit of the afternoon, taking reliever Carlos Estevez deep to center field in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie. The home run was the 14th of the season for Smith, leaving him one shy of matching the career-best total he supplied as a rookie in 2019.
Smith will sit Saturday against the Rockies.
Smith gets a rest after starting three straight games behind the plate. Austin Barnes takes over in his absence.
Smith went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss against the Giants.
Smith has been one of the best offensive catchers in all of baseball this season and his power displays have been noticeable of late, as he has three homers over his last five contests. The backstop is hitting .261 with a .844 OPS through 80 games this season and should continue to handle most of the catching duties in one of the most complete lineups in the National League.
Smith drilled a walkoff three-run home run in his only at-bat against the Giants on Tuesday.
The backstop got a scheduled breather Tuesday, as Austin Barnes started the contest behind the plate for Los Angeles. However, Smith was summoned to pinch hit with two runners on base and the Dodgers down a run in the ninth inning. After looking at a strike on Tyler Rogers' first pitch, Smith sent the following offering 419 feet over the left-field wall to give the Dodgers the big win. Smith has been one of the best offensive catchers in baseball this season with a .264/.369/.475 slash line, 12 home runs and 42 RBI. Over his past four games, he has gone 6-for-12 with two homers and 10 RBI.
Smith is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
After starting the past two contests, Smith will head to the bench for Tuesday's game. Austin Barnes will work behind the plate in his absence.
Smith went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, a walk and a stolen base Sunday against the Rockies.
Smith blasted his 11th homer of the year in the eighth inning, a two-run shot off Carlos Estevez that gave the Dodgers a 4-3 lead. Smith, who also stole his second base of the year, added a pair of singles and a walk and has reached base seven times (five hits, two walks) in his last two contests. The 26-year-old catcher is slashing .265/.368/.466 in 285 plate appearances on the year.
Smith will sit Saturday against the Rockies, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Smith remains on pace to blow past manager Dave Roberts' preseason estimate of 90 starts, as his 60 games started in the team's first 93 contests put him on pace for 105 by the end of the year. His .256/.361/.449 slash line means the Dodgers are unlikely to cut his playing time any time soon, but he'll get a brief rest Saturday, with Austin Barnes starting behind the plate.
Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, four RBI and a run Friday in the Dodgers' 10-4 win over the Rockies.
The four RBI established a new season high for Smith, who had driven in four runs combined over his final nine games prior to the All-Star break. Smith hit out of the cleanup spot Friday, and his presence in the heart of a loaded Los Angeles lineup should continue to make him one of the most valuable fantasy catchers during the second half.
Smith will sit Saturday against the Diamondbacks, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Smith's bat has gone cold over his last 12 games, as he's hit just .171/.279/.257 over that stretch. He'll sit in favor of Austin Barnes on Saturday.
Smith is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against Miami, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Smith will hand the catching duties off to Austin Barnes after going 2-for-8 with an RBI and run scored while starting the first two games of the series.
Smith is on the bench for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Saturday night's rain delay led to a long night behind the plate for Smith, so it's understandable that he sits out Sunday's morning game. Smith has struggled a bit offensively of late, hitting .220 in his last 15 games. Austin Barnes will catch and bat eighth Sunday.
Smith is not starting Friday's game against the Nationals, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 26-year-old sits after three consecutive 1-for-3 performances. Smith has hit just .231 in his last 14 games, but he has smashed three homers in that span. Austin Barnes starts at catcher for the second of four games against Washington.
Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 3-2 win over the Giants on Monday.
Smith blasted his fourth-inning homer off Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani to extend Los Angeles' lead to 3-1 and provide valuable insurance in a game where runs were difficult to come by. The long ball snapped an 0-for-8 mini-slump for the backstop, who's now slashing .261/.363/.478.
Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Smith is 3-for-20 over his past seven games and will head to the bench Sunday. Austin Barnes will catch for Clayton Kershaw and bat eighth.
Smith is not in the lineup Thursday at Cincinnati, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Smith started the past three games and will receive the day off after going 3-for-12 with a solo homer and an additional RBI. Austin Barnes will work behind the plate Thursday in his place.
Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts as Los Angeles fell 6-2 to San Diego on Monday.
Smith took reliever Craig Stammen deep in the eighth for only the third Dodger hit of the game but was ineffective otherwise. It was Smith's second home run in three games and he now has four in June after hitting five combined in April and May.
Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Smith will get a breather for the series finale after he caught both of the past two games for the Dodgers and went 3-for-8 with a home run, double and walk between the contests. Austin Barnes will be behind the dish Sunday.
Smith went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double and a walk in Saturday's 9-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Smith put the Dodgers on the board in the first inning, plating a pair of runs with a 367-foot homer to right field. He collected two more base knocks in the contest for his second three-hit performance of the season. Smith has gone deep three times in his past seven games, slashing .333/.462/.857 with six RBI and only two strikeouts over that span.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/30||@ ARI||L 5-6||4||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|07/28||@ SF||W 8-0||4||1||2||0||2||0||0|
|07/27||@ SF||L 1-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/25||vs COL||W 3-2||3||1||1||1||1||1||0|
|07/23||vs COL||L 6-9||5||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|07/22||vs SF||L 3-5||4||1||1||1||2||0||0|
|07/21||vs SF||L 2-4||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||72||250||38||58||15||3||11||43||37||71||6||2||.232||.355||.448|
|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||25||87||9||12||4||0||1||6||7||37||1||0||.138||.206||.218|
|2019||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||62||224||48||60||11||2||20||54||40||49||1||0||.268||.382||.603|