RP - ATL
Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Phillies Thursday, striking out two, and securing not only the win but also the Braves' 4th straight division title. It was his 37th save.
Smith's effort tonight was flawless with no drama whatsoever, and he appears ready for the playoffs.
Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Phillies Tuesday, allowing two walks and one unearned run while striking one batter out en route to securing the Braves 2-1 win and notching his 36th save.
There were two walks, an error, and a run scored in this outing. Smith is a battler, and he's full of drama, and he has 36 saves.
Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Padres Sunday, allowing three walks while recording three strikeouts, en route to earning his 35th save of the season.
A famous analyst was overheard saying that watching Smith close a game is the most entertaining 10-minutes in sports. He walked the bases loaded while recording three strikeouts today. Who does that? But he has 35 saves. Go figure.
Will Smith pitched a perfect 10th inning against the Padres Saturday to collect his 34th save.
Smith has struggled a lot lately but came through tonight and he will remain the Braves closer through the end of the season, so hopefully, this outing gives him the confidence to perform well over the final days of the campaign.
Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Giants Sunday, striking out two batters en route to sealing a shutout and his 33rd save of the season.
Braves Nation, as well as his fantasy managers, were all holding their collective breath with this outing, coming off his blown save last night. It was a gutsy call by manager Brian Snitker, but when you consider that he has very few other options it doesn't seem as risky. For Smith, it was an ignitable boost of confidence, shutting down the Giants in a pivotal game.