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Dodgers News: Will Smith Talks About Record-Setting Walk-Off Home Run

“I got it up in the air, it just kept going.”

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Will Smith pinch hit walk-off home run at Dodger Stadium.

On Sunday, catcher Will Smith hit a historic walk-off home run that gave the Dodgers a sweep over the Colorado Rockies. Obviously, it was one of the biggest moments of the 2019 season; and it was provided by the rookie. What made it more improbable – to quote Vin – was that Smith was recalled just hours earlier from AAA.

On Monday, Smith went on The Petros and Money Show on AM570 to talk about his big blast. In this case, it actually was barely a home run. Still, they all count the same in the bigs.

Clearly, Smith ran hard out of the box; which was an indication he didn’t think he got all of it. When asked if he thought he hit it out of the park, Smith was honest.

“No. I thought I hit it pretty good and just kind if got it up in the air it kept going and went out and won the game.”

Furthermore – the home run didn’t just fool Smith – it fooled Dodgers radio announcer Charley Steiner. However, it only fooled Steiner for a moment.

Finally, the story here is not the guffawed call of Steiner; nor anything other than the rookie catcher who has stolen hearts. Of course, the superseding story is the 2019 Dodgers as a whole. Of course, Smith was asked to weigh in on the group on the show as well.

“This is a special team man. Guys just think they are going to win every game and that is the mentality and the expectation.”

Smith is another special cog in a team that has a chance to finish historically well in terms of their record. While it’s always nice when a star like Cody Bellinger or Walker Buehler wins the team a game, it’s nice to see the baton passed to other players on the team. In this case, the Dodgers’ rookies won them three straight in walk-off fashion.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. Will Smith is why Barnes needs to be traded. Just get a ham sandwich to be named later, I don’t care…….Martin and Smith give the Dodgers a deeper lineup on the tail end, it’s obvious to most of us who follow this team………..unfortunately “Dave” doesn’t see it and he makes out the lineup card.

    • Hey bluz1st. A guess might just be that Barnes would be part of some trade package for an impact reliever before the deadline. I cannot see Dodgers sending Smith back down to OKC, can you?

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