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May 5, 2021 01:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: No-decision against Marlins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Marlins, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out four.

The right-hander served up a three-run shot to Brian Anderson in the first inning but settled down after that, tossing 75 pitches (49 strikes) before exiting. Smith was on the hook for the loss until Arizona tied the game in the top of the eighth, only for the bullpen to completely implode in the late innings. He'll take a 4.91 ERA and a poor 11:8 K:BB through 22 innings into his next outing.

May 3, 2021 07:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start Tuesday against the Marlins, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

Smith was called up to start against the Padres on Wednesday and allowed three runs in four innings. The Diamondbacks didn't initially commit to him remaining in the rotation, but he'll do so for at least one more start.

April 30, 2021 05:48 AM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Not confirmed as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Diamondbacks have not yet committed to Smith as a member of the rotation, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Smith was called up to replace the injured Taylor Widener (groin) and tossed four-plus innings Wednesday. He allowed three runs and six hits, with all the scoring damage occurring in the fifth inning. Manager Torey Lovullo said the decision-makers are having discussions on a path forward, while acknowledging Smith threw the ball well and gave Arizona what it needed that night. The Diamondbacks have an off-day Monday, which would have been Widener's next turn, so Lovullo has some wiggle room before making a decision.

April 29, 2021 09:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Takes loss in four-inning start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (1-1) was tagged with the loss against San Diego on Wednesday, tossing four innings and allowing three runs on six hits without walking or striking out any batters.

The right-hander was called up from the alternate site to start following an out-of-nowhere injury to expected starter Taylor Widener. Smith kept Arizona in the game despite the circumstances, getting through four scoreless frames before the Padres racked up three straight singles against him to start the fifth. That spelled the end of the night for the 26-year-old, and San Diego went on to tally six runs in the inning, three of which were charged to Smith. It's not clear how long Widener will be sidelined or how the Diamondbacks will fill his starting spot, though an off-day Monday allows them the flexibility to simply skip over the turn and deploy their starters on regular rest if they choose to.

April 28, 2021 06:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Starting bullpen game Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was recalled from the alternate site and will start Wednesday's game against the Padres.

This will essentially be a bullpen game, as projected starter Taylor Widener was surprisingly placed on the injured list with a groin strain hours before first pitch. Smith most recently logged two innings over two appearances out of the bullpen on April 21 and April 22.

April 25, 2021 09:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Serving as 27th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was recalled to serve as the 27th man for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against Atlanta.

Smith has served as both a starter and reliever for the Diamondbacks early on this season, but he will be bullpen depth for the team's doubleheader Sunday. He's managed a 4.15 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with a 7:6 K:BB through 13 innings to this point.

April 23, 2021 05:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Sent to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was optioned to Arizona's alternate training site Friday.

Smith has made one start and three relief appearances this season. His 4.15 ERA in 13 innings is decent enough, but his 1.62 WHIP and 7:6 K:BB are both poor. Matt Peacock was recalled in a corresponding move.

April 11, 2021 12:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Beats Reds in first career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (1-0) allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over six innings in a win over the Reds on Saturday.

A 24th-round pick in 2016, Smith debuted in the big leagues last season, pitching 18.1 innings out of the Diamondbacks' bullpen. He got the call to make his first major-league start Saturday after Caleb Smith was moved to the bullpen and Smith got the job done, even if the swing-and-miss was lacking. This may have been a one-off in the rotation for Smith with Zac Gallen (forearm) due back next week, but Smith likely solidified his place atop the list for spot starts in Arizona with this performance.

April 9, 2021 05:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Starting Saturday vs. Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start Saturday's game against the Reds, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

The 26-year-old righty threw five innings in relief April 3, so he is stretched out enough to qualify for the win in this start if he pitches well. He gave up two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four in that long-relief appearance. Zac Gallen will likely rejoin the rotation before Smith is needed again, so he could move back to the bullpen after this spot start.

April 1, 2021 03:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Makes Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith has claimed a spot on Arizona's Opening Day roster, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

Smith was optioned to Triple-A Reno on March 20, but he'll break camp with the major-league club as a long reliever. The right-hander posted a 6.43 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with nine strikeouts in seven innings this spring and can be expected to pitch mainly in low-leverage situations.

March 20, 2021 11:56 AM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

Smith made his major-league debut during the 2020 season but should begin the 2021 campaign in the minors. The right-hander made three relief appearances during Cactus League play this spring and allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings.

September 23, 2020 09:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Picks up win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (2-0) tossed five scoreless relief innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven to earn the win Tuesday versus the Rangers.

Smith followed starter Caleb Smith in this contest, and the former was the pitcher of record after the latter only went four innings. The 25-year-old Smith has made five relief appearances for the Diamondbacks this year, posting a 1.65 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 16.1 innings in a long-relief role.

September 18, 2020 09:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Strong in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith fired five innings out of the bullpen Thursday, allowing one run on six hits while striking out three during the Diamondbacks' 7-3 loss to the Angels.

Making his fourth appearance of the season, Smith gave up his first run in his last 9.1 innings of work. Smith now has a 2.38 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 2020.

August 25, 2020 11:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Headed to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was recalled from Arizona's alternate training site Monday.

Smith has yet to make his major-league debut, but got the impromptu call after Merrill Kelly (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday evening. Smith struggled to a 6.89 ERA and 1.68 WHIP with 48 strikeouts a season ago while with Triple-A Reno for the last part of the year.

March 26, 2020 02:48 AM
Diamondbacks' Riley Smith: Assigned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was assigned to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, Michael McDermott of SB Nation's AZ Snake Pit reports.

Smith, 25, was added to the 40-man roster during the offseason and made one Cactus League appearance. The right-hander, who throws a low 90s fastball, a slider and a changeup, has averaged 142 innings and 25 starts over the past two seasons. He pitched well in 2019 at Double-A Jackson (2.27 ERA) before running into resistance at Reno (6.89, 2.2 HR/9).

Last 7 Games
05/04@ MIAL 3-95.05324
04/28vs SDL 3-1214.06300
04/22@ CINW 14-110.12200
04/21@ CINW 8-51.20021
04/10vs CINW 8-316.08212
04/03@ SDL 0-75.05234
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Arizona Diamondbacks

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