RP - ATL
Will Smith entered the ninth, recorded three quick outs including one strikeout, and earned his second save of the season Saturday against the Phillies.
Smith will likely assume the primary closing role with Chris Martin (shoulder inflammation) on the shelf although there are others who are capable of working the ninth inning.
Will Smith entered the game against the Nats on Tuesday with the score tied, allowing two hits and one run to get his first loss of the season.
Smith is the pitcher that was absolutely lights-out this spring but Juan Soto said not today. Smith will get plenty of save and hold opportunities this year and he is quite good. Be patient.
Will Smith was brought into the game for the 9th inning, a game that was tied 2-2, and promptly recorded three strikeouts against the Phillies' top three batters of their batting order.
Smith has been on fire and starts the season with a perfect inning. He'll see plenty of late-inning action this year, accumulating saves and holds along the way.
Will Smith pitched one inning Friday against the Twins and struck two of the three batters out.
Smith will be an integral piece for late-inning work this year and he is really pitching well this spring. He'll earn both saves and holds this year but the team has several pitchers lined up to close games so at least for now, don't think of him as the primary closer.
Will Smith went an inning Sunday against the Rays, allowing one hit and striking out three batters.
Smith will be used in the late innings and will earn saves and holds this year. It's not certain the team will have a set closer because of the makeup of the bullpen. They have several who can be used for that purpose.