MLBbro Dominic Smith Is Having A Career Year & Nobody Is Satisfied | That’s A Good Thing

MLBbro Dominic Smith Is Having A Career Year & Nobody Is Satisfied | That’s A Good Thing

It’s been a rollercoaster season for New York Mets outfielder Dominic Smith. He has had some high and low points to say the least. But Smith is still a player that the Mets are high on and he can still add value to the team.

At the start of the season, Smith was an everyday starter and was becoming a valuable piece to the team.


Fast forward to now, he finds himself coming off the bench more. But Smith is still adding production off the bench.

The 26-year-old has a .247 batting average on the season with 11 home runs and 55 RBI.

He had a clutch at-bat on September 2nd against the Miami Marlins.

Smith was called upon in a pinch-hitter role and delivered in a big way. With the score tied at three in the bottom of the seventh inning, our MLBbro hit an RBI single to give the Mets the lead.

He turned on a slider and roped a 104 mph single off his past the first baseman.


“Hitting sliders is just something that I did when I was playing well,” Smith told the New York Post. “Just getting back to that felt good.”

That would be the go ahead run as the Mets went on to win the game.

It was a pleasant sight to see Smith come through in a big way to help his team. His 11 home runs are tied for a career-best and his 55 RBI are a career-best as well. 

Mets manager Luis Rojas has noticed that Smith has taken advantage of his time on the bench.

“I’m very proud that he’s taken this diminished playing time to working,” Rojas said. “He’s been in the  cage, he’s been working on himself and trying to find himself. And when a guy does that, and contributes for the team in a big situation, it just tells you the discipline that he has.”

Smith wants to better himself as a player and it’s good that he’s putting in the extra work. 


And though he’s no longer an everyday starter, he continues to stay ready for his number to be called.

“I think with the time off, he’s taken advantage to work on some things,” Rojas said.

When looking at the brighter side of things, Smith has had his struggles throughout the season, but he’s still putting up career-best numbers.

There’s no question that Smith has shown improvement since his first year in 2017. Despite the struggles, Smith has put the work in to make sure he can remain a productive player.

We get it, slumps happen, but it’s how you bounce back from those slumps and Smith is heading in the right direction as the season is coming to an end.

With the work that he’s putting in, Smith will find himself in a good position as his career carries on.

Now let’s take time our to wish our MLBbro and his family all the best as he was placed on the bereavement list on September 3rd.