Latest Update Seth Smith is not in the Padres' starting lineup on Thursday. Thu Aug, 21, 06:35 PM
Possesses a sweet swing and a superb overall approach at the plate, showing excellent patience, a keen batting eye and power. Is athletic, a clutch RBI producer (even as a pinch-hitter) and has some speed.
Flaws: : Like most lefties, he's not nearly as good a hitter against left-handed pitching as he is against righties. In fact, he struggles against them. Is a somewhat limited defender, as well.
Smith will sit as the Padre's face Dodgers ace lefty Clayton Kershaw. Smith typically sits when the Padres face left handed despite actually hitting a career best .282 average against.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
The padres face a left handed pitcher Yohan Flande (love that name for some reason). He's hitting well for the Padres, but has never fared well vs left handed pitchers. Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Smith has been the brightest spot on an otherwise dark canvas called the Padres 2014. The big game Sunday catapulted his season line to .291/.386/.508 -- although it's only come with 12 home runs. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Smith is hitting just .229 against left handed pitching this season and with the Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano on the mound he will take a seat. The Padres are using an outfield consisting of Yangervis Solarte, Jeff Francoeur and Abraham Almonte.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba