Smith is not starting Wednesday's game against the Phillies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
He receives a day off after walking and driving in a run in an 0-for-2 effort Wednesday. With a .371 OBP and seven homers this season, Smith has continued to solidify his case as one of baseball's best offensive catchers. Austin Barnes, Clayton Kershaw's personal catcher, starts behind the dish with the veteran left-hander on the mound.
Smith went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Monday's 3-1 win over the Phillies.
Smith launched a two-run homer off Spencer Howard in the fourth inning, erasing a 1-0 deficit for the Dodgers. It was his second home run in the last three games and his seventh on the season. The 26-year-old has been one of the top fantasy options at catcher this year, slashing .271/.368/.471 with 19 extra-base hits, 22 RBI, 32 runs scored and a stolen base.
Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Smith drew starts behind the plate both of the past two nights, so he'll be getting a routine breather for a day game Sunday. Austin Barnes will step into the starting nine and catch for pitcher Walker Buehler in the series finale.
Smith went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, an additional run and a strikeout in Friday's 12-1 win over the Rangers.
Smith doubled to lead off the third inning and scored on a Gavin Lux double before launching a solo home run to left off reliever Hyeon-Jong Yang the next inning. The homer was Smith's first since May 20, and his OPS has fallen from .879 to .831 in that time.
Smith is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The Dodgers will wrap up their series in Pittsburgh with a day game after a night game, so Smith is just receiving a routine breather after catching all nine innings of Wednesday's 2-1 win. He'll take a seat in favor of Austin Barnes (ankle), who will return from a three-game absence to catch Julio Urias.
Smith will sit Saturday against Atlanta, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Smith sits for the second time in three games. Despite preseason indications that he might start no more than 90 games, Smith is currently on pace to make 101 starts behind the plate. Austin Barnes will start in his absence.
Smith is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Smith started the first two games of the series versus the Cardinals, and he'll take a seat for the finale. Austin Barnes will bat eighth and catch for Wednesday's starter Walker Buehler.
Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Smith is 13-for-34 with two homers, a double, four RBI and nine runs over his past 10 games, and he'll receive the day off Sunday. Austin Barnes will work behind the plate in the series finale.
Smith isn't starting Thursday's game against the Giants, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Smith had started each of the last three games and went 3-for-13 with three runs, a walk and two strikeouts during that time. Austin Barnes will start behind the plate and bat sixth.
Smith is not starting Saturday against the Giants, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
The Dodgers stated before the start of the season that Smith would start around 90 games, but he's been ahead of that pace so far. Even after sitting in favor of Austin Barnes on Saturday, he's on pace to start 102 contests. Given his .274/.371/.496 slash line, it would be a surprise to see his share of playing time decrease any time soon.
Smith went 2-for-3 with a home run, RBI, two runs and a strikeout in Los Angeles' 3-2 win over Arizona on Thursday.
Smith recorded an infield single in the second before parking a Merrill Kelly offering over the left field fence for a decisive home run to break a 2-2 tie. This was Smith's fifth homer of the year and third straight start with two hits, a stretch that his raised his slash line to .274/.375/.504.
Smith is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Smith is 4-for-8 with a homer, a double, two RBI and three runs through the first two games of the series, but he'll take a seat Wednesday. Austin Barnes will catch for Clayton Kershaw and bat eighth.
Smith went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and an additional run scored in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Smith took Madison Bumgarner deep in the second inning in what was his fourth long ball of the campaign, and he also notched his ninth double of the season. The backstop is hitting .255 with an .834 OPS.
Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Smith will take a seat for the day game in the series finale after going 0-for-2 with two walks Saturday. Austin Barnes will work behind the plate Sunday for Los Angeles.
Smith went 2-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored Saturday in the Dodgers' 14-11 win over the Angels.
Smith was one of five Dodgers to provide multiple hits on the night to help his side snap a four-game losing streak. The 26-year-old backstop has recorded at least one hit in all but one of his last nine games, slashing .324/.351/.529 over that span.
Smith is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cubs.
Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers in the afternoon contest, so Smith will take a seat while the lefty's personal catcher, Austin Barnes, steps in behind the dish. Expect Smith to catch Trevor Bauer in the nightcap.
Smith went 1-for-2 with a triple, a run and two RBI in a loss to Milwaukee on Saturday.
The backstop appeared to be getting the day off with Austin Barnes starting the game behind the plate, but the team called on him to pinch hit in the ninth inning with a runner on second and the score tied 2-2. Smith wasn't able to come up with a clutch hit in that situation, but he remained in the game and got another chance to play hero with two runners aboard in the 11th. This time the catcher came through, working a full count before lining a two-run triple to right field. While he is hitting just .234 so far this season, Smith has posted a 12:13 BB:K and a .383 OBP. His .411 xwOBA ranks in the 92nd percentile leaguewide.
Smith isn't starting Saturday's game against Milwaukee, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Smith will get a day off after he went 2-for-7 in the last two games. Austin Barnes will start behind the plate and bat eighth.
Smith isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Reds, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Smith blasted a three-run homer in the fourth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Reds, but he'll get a breather for Wednesday's series finale. Austin Barnes will take over behind the dish and bat eighth.
Smith went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and and an additional run scored Tuesday against the Reds.
Smith took Jeff Hoffman deep in the fourth inning for his third home run of the season. It was the first time he's gone yard since April 5, a 13-start span. For the season, Smith is hitting 218/.389/.473 with seven RBI and 11 runs scored across 72 plate appearances.
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