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Astros reliever Joe Smith pitched the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Rangers. With Houston leading by six, Smith came in and allowed just one hit and zero runs.
Smith is 1-1 with a 6.23 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, and .382 OBA through 17 games (13 innings) this season. The 14-year MLB veteran has also walked three batters and struck out 11 to this point.
Astros reliever Joe Smith entered in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Blue Jays. He allowed one run on one hit (a home run) while also striking out one batter.
Smith is 1-1 with a 7.84 ERA, 2.03 WHIP, and .391 OBA this season, so it's safe to say that teams are hitting him well. He's walked three batters and struck out just 11. The 37-year-old right-hander has spent 14 years in the majors, including most of the last dozen (minus 16 games with the White Sox) as a member of the American League.
Pitching in the eighth inning on Wednesday, Astros reliever Joe Smith allowed one hit but struck out two batters. His scoreless frame was followed up by a four-run eighth from Houston, giving Smith the win.
Smith is now 1-0 but owns a 10.80 ERA, 2.40 WHIP, and eight strikeouts over 10 games (just 6.2 innings). He had allowed eight runs over seven games heading into Wednesday but was able to settle down and play a key role in the Astros' victory.
Pitching in relief on Thursday, Astros right-hander Joe Smith struck out two batters and allows a pair of singles. He entered with one out in the eighth and did not allow a run, closing out the inning and preserving the six-run lead.
Smith has struggled to last a full inning this season, tossing just 5.2 frames over the course of nine games. He also owns a 12.71 ERA with eight runs, 13 hits, two walks, and six strikeouts. The 37-year-old is in the midst of his 14th MLB season.
Sunday was a shaky day for Joe Smith. The Astros reliever allowed two runs on two hits and one walk over one inning of work. He also struck out a batter in the process, but that's nearly irrelevant considering the scoring that took place when he was on the mound.
Smith has allowed a whopping seven runs and 10 hits through just 4.1 innings this season. He's struggled to get through outings and can no longer be trusted in high-leverage situations. In fact, the 37-year-old could be one more bad game away from being removed off the roster.