Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith is a career .357, 5-for-14, hitter against Arizona starting pitcher Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Smith went 0-for-1 in a pinch hit appearance on Thursday, but prior to that, had a six-game hitting streak. Smith is hitting .375 with four extra-base hits in his last 10 games.
8/19/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith is a career .350, 7-for-20, hitter against Los Angeles starting pitcher Kevin Correia.
Insight: Smith has been the one bright spot for the Padres this season. He is hitting .296 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 48 runs. Smith is fifth in the National League with .901 OPS.
8/13/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: San Diego RF Seth Smith is not in the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday against Colorado.
Insight: The Padres have faced left-handers in back-to-back games and Smith has just 36 at-bats against them all season. He's hitting .297 with 12 homers, 32 RBI and a .913 OPS against right-handers.
8/10/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has gone 31-for-92 (.337) with seven doubles, a triple, four homers and 14 RBI since the start of July.
Insight: Smith doesn't start against lefties, but he crushes right-handers and Sunday was no exception. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBI against Charlie Morton and the Pirates.
8/6/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk and two RBI Wednesday at Minnesota.
Insight: Smith has been the Padres' best hitter this season and his .886 OPS ranks seventh in the NL. However, he has just 12 homers, 34 RBI and 44 runs in 317 at-bats.
7/9/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has gone 8-for-22 with three doubles, two homers and four walks in July.
Insight: Smith ended June in a 0-for-17 slump and his average fell to .273. He's back up to .281 with 10 homers, 27 RBI and an .892 OPS.
7/4/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith may be the Padres best hitter this season, but he's never been able to do anything with Matt Cain's offerings.
Insight: Smith is a career .094 hitter (3-for-32) against Cain. He's batting .282 this season with nine homers, 25 RBI and an .890 OPS in 238 at-bats.
6/25/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has enjoyed success against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum to the tune of a .297 lifetime average (11-for-37) and three home runs.
Insight: Smith has scalded right-handers this season (.306/.403/.544) and has all eight of his homers against them compared to a measly .190/.393/.333 slash line against lefties. While he's been much better at home than on the road, he's still a solid bet to produce tonight.
6/23/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith is 2-for-29 (.069) against Giants starter Matt Cain.
Insight: Smith is batting .286 this season with eight homers, 23 RBI, 29 runs and a .915 OPS, but has never been able to hit the Giants right-hander. Avoid this matchup.
6/12/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith is 8-for-14 (.571) against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Smith is batting .299 this season with six homers, 21 RBI, 24 runs and a .930 OPS. Beware of bad weather in Philadelphia that could ruin plans to use anyone in this game.
4/29/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Don't expect to see San Diego right fielder Seth Smith in Tuesday's lineup as he's a career .069 hitter (2-for-29) against Giants starter Matt Cain.
Insight: Smith is batting .277 this season with a pair of homers and seven RBI and owns a modest six-game hitting streak, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup.
4/1/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith hit a home run for the second straight game Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Smith had a game-tying pinch-hit shot off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning Sunday night, and he went deep off Zack Greinke Tuesday. The 31-year-old had 14-17 HRs in every season from 2009-12 but hit just eight in 117 games with Oakland last year.
10/7/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Oakland DH Seth Smith is a career 6-for-17 (.353) with two home runs and a 1.186 OPS against Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: Smith didn't do much this season batting .253 with eight homers and 40 RBI in 368 at-bats, but this is a favorable matchup. He went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 1-0 victory over the Tigers.
8/7/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Oakland DH Seth Smith is a career 6-for-14 (.429) with three home runs and a 1.571 OPS against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Since leaving the thin Colorado air, Smith has done little to excite fantasy owners. He's batting .243 with a .728 OPS in 214 games with the A's, but this is a favorable matchup.
8/3/2013 9:42:00 AM
Description: Oakland DH Seth Smith is a career 2-for-15 (.133) against Texas starter Matt Garza with five strikeouts.
Insight: Since leaving the thin Colorado air, Smith has done little to excite fantasy owners. He's batting .244 with a .729 OPS in 213 games with the A's. Look elsewhere for outfield help.
7/3/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Oakland DH Seth Smith is a career 1-for-11 (.091) against Cubs right-hander Matt Garza with five strikeouts.
Insight: Smith has been a solid DH for the A's, who despite going 3-for-15 over the past four games is batting .278 with six homers, 32 RBI and 34 runs, but Wednesday is an unfavorable matchup to be avoided.
6/26/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Oakland DH Seth Smith "owns" Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey, batting .545 with three home runs and a 2.000 OPS in 11 at-bats.
Insight: Smith is currently on an eight-game winning streak, batting .394 over the span. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
6/13/2013 10:41:00 AM
Description: Oakland DH Seth Smith went 1-for-1 with four walks Wednesday against New York to snap out of a 0-for-13 slump, and he has a favorable matchup Thursday.
Insight: Smith will face Hiroki Kuroda Thursday. The DH is 9-for-24 (.375) with two RBI and four walks against Kuroda.
4/23/2013 10:22:00 PM
Description: Oakland DH Seth Smith went 1-for-4 Tuesday, but his one hit was a three-run homer. He also walked and scored two runs.
Insight: Smith has six doubles, two homers, 10 RBIs and a 10/8 K/BB in 53 at-bats. Smith only hit .157 in 70 at-bats against lefties last season, but he is 8-for-13 (.615) against them this year and is batting .377 overall.
4/14/2013 1:25:00 PM
Description: A's left fielder Seth Smith owns Anibal Sanchez. In 13 previous at bats, Smith has collected six hits against the Tigers righthander.
Insight: Two of the six hits have gone for home runs. If Smith had enough at bats to qualify, he'd lead the majors in batting average (.500 in 26 at bats).
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