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Dodgers: Will Smith Ties MLB Record vs Blue Jays

Will Smith ties the MLB record for most HR’s through his first 28 career games.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith (16) is all smiles after his grand slam during a MLB game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 1, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Will Smith, believe it or not, has hit his 12th home run in just 28 games. He is now tied with Philadelphia Phillies first baseman, Rhys Hoskins, for most homers through his first 28 career games. Earlier this week, Smith passed his teammate Cody Bellinger in HR’s and RBI’s through the first 23 games of his career as well.

Will Smith hit a solo HR in the 4th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, which gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. For the Dodgers, Will Smith is like a gift that keeps on giving. Through the first 28 games of his career, not only does Smith have 12 HR, he has 28 hits, 31 runs batted in, and 10 walks. As well as a batting average of .327.

Smith has had an incredible season thus far. Whether it’s with the bases loaded, a batter on 3rd, with 2 outs, finding a way to deliver runs, trailing heading into the 9th, and making something happen out of nothing. Smith has done it all.

As a catcher, reading the opposing teams runner on base, and throwing batters out who try to steal a base, which saves a run(s), and that helps out the pitcher on the mound as well. Smith is an all-around player, and at just 24 years old, the Dodgers appear to have found another one of their franchise players.

Written by Levon Satamian

My name is Levon Satamian. I am currently attending Cal State Northridge, and majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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  1. When the time comes and we don’t have home field advantage during the World Series, we can all look back at the six potential wins we had secured into the ninth inning with Jansen blowing 6!! Saves. I think it’s time Dave Roberts stops believing Jansen is himself. He needs to go on the I. L , and rehab in Oklahoma.

  2. And to think that clueless Dave Roberts stayed with auto-out Barnes for so long.

    Will Smith is an absolute super star in the making, he’s a very humble, incredibly intelligent young man. The real deal.

    • Yeah, but Barnes didn’t fall below .200 last year, he was .205
      Honestly I have a real problem on how the entire “C” Position has been [mis]handled since 2018….anyhow just Thrilled that Will Smith finally didn’t get sent back (remember he hit Walk-Off Homers twice and got sent back)
      Now about that Tie record. He may have just Tied for games but Broke it for AB’s

      AB/HR = 7.33 AB/RBI = 2.83

      • First sentence “””he was .205″”” was, of course, Sarc

        AB -88 + HR-12 = AB/HR = 7.33 AB/RBI = 2.83

  3. And to think there are fans out there that don’t know enough about baseball to understand that it isn’t Dave Roberts call. Gotta love that.

  4. Love Will Smith… He looks like Jimmy Olson, cub reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper on Superman…. We’re looking at the next great catcher ala Roy Campanella/Mike Piazza…. Next ? BRING UP GAVIN LUX ! Start him at second base NOW, so he’ll be ready for the post season….

    • Jimmy, I mentioned that of the home grown catchers Smith has the best power since Piazza. I don’t count Grandal because he was not from within our organization. He was traded for before the 2015 season.

  5. I am just glad we finally developed a well rounded player to be our starting catcher.
    Hope he is able to keep the job for years to come……….and Jimmy, don’t worry, Gavin Lux will probably be the next BIG THING. This Dodgers farm system just keeps cranking them out. Pretty cool just watching the whole thing unfold.

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