Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
56 minutes ago

Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Mariners skipper Scott Servais will shield Smith from the Blue Jays' lefty hurler, J.A. Happ, enabling Norichika Aoki to claim another start. Smith could be at somewhat of an extended break; after Sunday's game, the Mariners are off Monday before kicking off a series with the Pirates on Tuesday. The Pirates are listing another lefty in Francisco Liriano as their projected starting pitcher for Tuesday, making it a good bet that Smith is out of the lineup for that contest, too.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
6 days ago

Smith is out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners continue to protect Smith from lefties, as he is hitting just .182/.250/.273 in 24 plate appearances against southpaws this season. Monday's opposing starter Chris Sale is among the toughest lefties in the league, so it was a no-brainer to leave Smith on the bench.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 week ago

Smith is not in the lineup Saturday against Houston, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith is getting the day off as Dan Robertson fills in for him in left field and bats leadoff. Smith is slashing .341/.383/.682 with five homers and 14 RBI in his last 12 games.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Smith is not in Thursday's lineup against the Royals, The Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith will miss his second game in the last three contests as he will get another day off Thursday. In his place, Dan Robinson will get the start in left while batting eighth. With southpaw Danny Duffy on the mound for the Royals, Smith will take his normal spot on the bench instead of facing a left-hander. He should be back in the lineup Friday with Yardano Ventura slated to take the ball for Kansas City.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Smith is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The red-hot Smith will take a seat Tuesday with the Mariners facing left hander Dallas Keuchel. Smith has hit .400/.400/.880 with four home runs and 11 RBI over the last week, but his numbers against lefties (.150/.227/.200) make him a non-viable option when the Mariners face southpaws. The recently recalled Dan Robertson will take Smith's place in left field Tuesday.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Smith hit his first career grand slam Sunday, homering in his fourth consecutive game.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has swung the bat well the last couple weeks and now has 10 home runs. He hit 12 homers in each of the last two years (both in 136 games). He's four RBI from matching last year's total of 42.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Smith homered for the third consecutive game and added a run-scoring single Saturday in a win against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Smith, who hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, totaled three hits for the second game in a row. In his last 12 games, he is 16-for-40 (.400) with nine RBI. Smith gets consistent at-bats against right-handed pitchers but usually sits against lefties.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Smith went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

He took Chris Tillman deep in the fifth for his first homer since he'd launched a pair versus the Padres back on May 31. Smith had a quiet June, tallying only four extra-base hits over 68 at-bats, while producing a .250/.293/.338 line.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
4 weeks ago

Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty-hitting outfielder typically sits out against opposing lefty starters, so it should come as no surprise that he'll hit the bench with southpaw Jaime Garcia on the mound. Shawn O'Malley replaces Smith in left field.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 month ago

Smith isn't in the lineup for Thurday's matchup with Detroit, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith will sit out due to left-handed starter Daniel Norris starting on the mound for the Tigers. Instead, the Mariners will use Leonys Martin, Franklin Gutierrez, and Nelson Cruz as their outfield combination.