|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||6/15/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 239 lbs|
|From||Los Angeles, CA|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 1|
Smith is not starting Thursday against the Giants, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Smith will sit for a second straight game as the Mets face another left-hander in Madison Bumgarner. Although the 24-year-old didn't start Wednesday, he still went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI as a substitute. J.D. Davis is starting in left field in place of Smith on Thursday.
Smith went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Wednesday's rout of the Twins.
Despite the fact that he started the game on the bench, Smith was still a big part of the Mets' 14-run explosion, hitting a three-run bomb in the seventh inning while pinch hitting for J.D. Davis. Smith is now slashing .294/.376/.536 on the year with nine homers and 18 RBI in 173 plate appearances.
Smith is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Twins.
He is just 3-for-28 in eight games this month, and will take a seat despite the fact that the Mets have the designated hitter spot at their disposal while playing in Minnesota. Adeiny Hechavarria starts at second base, allowing Robinson Cano to start at designated hitter.
Smith is not starting Friday against lefty Caleb Smith and the Marlins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Smith moved into a role on the large side of a platoon in left field thanks to his strong .304/.389/.551 line in the first half of the season. He'll likely return to the lineup for both games over the weekend with a pair of righties on the mound for Miami. J.D. Davis gets the start in left field in his absence.
Smith isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Smith will head to the bench with a lefty in James Paxton slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. J.D. Davis draws the nod in left field and is batting third in Smith's stead.