Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 3 Days
Smith went 2-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI against the Giants on Friday.
It was a tale of two halves for Smith, where he hit well before the All-Star break with a .283 AVG, 10 HR, 37 R, and 27 RBI, while really struggling after the break only hitting two homers to go along with a .236 average. Plus, Smith didn't get the everyday at-bats he did earlier in the year.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 6 Days
Smith is out of the Padres' lineup again Wednesday.
The Rockies are trotting out yet another left-hander in Yohan Flande, so Smith will sit for a third straight day. Fortunately for Smith, the Giants have three straight right-handers lined up to start the final series of the season, so he should be plenty active this weekend.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 7 Days
Smith is out of the lineup Tuesday.
The Padres will let Tommy Medica and Rymer Liriano patrol the outfield corners for the second day in a row, and it seems Smith could be a part-time player over the season's final days.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 8 Days
Smith is out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies.
With the Rockies bringing lefty Tyler Matzek to the mound Monday, Smith will give way to Tommy Medica in left field. Thanks to manager Bud Black's favorable usage of him, Smith has managed to maintain a useful .266/.370/.444 line over his 428 at-bats this season.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 12 Days
Smith (hamstring) is in the lineup Thursday against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.
Smith was held out of the lineup the last two days due to a hamstring tweak, but he still managed to make pinch-hitting appearances in each of the two games. He's now been deemed fit to return to duties in left field.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 14 Days
Smith is a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup, and will also miss Wednesday's game after tweaking his hamstring, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.
While he could be available to pinch hit, the Padres are going to keep him out of the lineup for a couple days just to play it safe. It is not known who will replace him in right field, but Smith could be able to return to the lineup Thursday.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 18 Days
Smith is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Smith has been receiving a day off after every two starts recently, and will do so again Friday. He has been on a rough stretch at the plate over the past four games as well, collecting just one hit in his last 17 at-bats. Cory Spangenberg gets the start in left field Friday and will bat second for the Padres.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 25 Days
Smith is out of the lineup Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.
Nobody, not even Smith, is truly getting everyday at-bats at this point in the season for the Padres. This is his third day off over the last six games despite being the team's best offensive player this season. Abraham Almonte will start in left field Friday.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 28 Days
Smith is out of the lineup Tuesday, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.
The Padres will mix things up in the outfield down the stretch, but Smith should still be in the lineup most days, as he's had the best season by a Padres outfielder by far, slashing .277/.382/.467. Abraham Almonte will start in left field Tuesday.
Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 1 Month
Smith is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Abraham Almonte will move over to left field with Smith sitting, as usual, against a lefty starter (Vidal Nuno). Smith is 11-for-39 (.282 average) against southpaws this season but is just a .208/.285/.320 career hitter against lefties.