RP,SP - ARI - IL10
RHP Riley Smith served up four runs on five hits with a strikeout across two innings of relief in Thursday's 9-3 loss to the Rockies.
Smith came on in relief in the seventh inning with the D-Backs only trailing by one run. However, he did not keep the game close as he was expected to do. He allowed the first six batters he faced to reach base. All but one recorded a hit (he hit C.J. Cron with a pitch). He eventually got out of the inning and went on to pitch a scoreless eighth but the damage was done. The poor outing raised his season ERA to 6.20 to go along with a 1.52 WHIP and 36:15 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings (22 appearances, six starts). He'll get the occasional spot start here and there but he'll primarily be used out of the bullpen in the second half.
RHP Riley Smith took the loss on Wednesday when he allowed four runs on seven hits with one strikeout over three innings as the D-Backs lost to the Cardinals 7-4.
The Cardinals hit Smith around on Wednesday as he allowed three doubles and four singles. Kwang Hyun Kim knocked a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning before Tyler O'Neill and Yadier Molina each notched an RBI single in the top of the third inning. Smith's day was done after three innings and 60 pitches. The 26-year-old now owns a 6.02 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 33:15 K/BB ratio over 61 1/3 innings (20 appearances, six starts). If he gets another start, it'll be at home against the Rockies next week. He shouldn't be streamed in fantasy though.
RHP Riley Smith earned the save for the D-Backs on Sunday when he allowed four hits and one walk while striking out four over three innings in a 9-2 win over the Cardinals.
Smith came on in relief of starter Matt Peacock and was able to earn the save as he preserved the D-Backs' lead over his three innings. He punched out four and didn't allow a run in his outing as Arizona snapped their 13 game losing streak.
RHP Riley Smith took the loss on Friday when he allowed eight runs on eight hits with a pair of walks over three innings as the D-Backs lost to the Nationals 17-2.
Smith never stood a chance in this one as the Nats jumped on him from the very beginning. Trea Turner led the game off with a home run and it was all downhill from there. Washington put up six runs on Smith in the first frame. He then allowed another home run to Kyle Schwarber and an RBI double to Victor Robles before his day was done. The poor outing elevated Smith's ERA to 6.33 to go along with a 1.69 WHIP. He gets the Dodgers in Los Angeles in his next start.
RHP Riley Smith took the loss on Sunday when he allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and one strikeout over four innings as the D-Backs lost to the Mets 4-2.
Smith did a decent job holding down the Mets offense on Sunday, limiting them to just two runs, both of which came in the third inning off an RBI single and groundout. Jacob deGrom shut down the Arizona offense on the other side so Smith was saddled with the defeat. The 26-year-old righty now owns a 4.85 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 26 innings. He doesn't miss a ton of bats--he only has 12 strikeouts on the year--so it's hard to trust him for fantasy purposes. He'll face the Nats at home on Friday in his next turn.