Dominic Smith shall be occupied with this sport for some time.
Smith went 1-for-Four with two strikeouts within the Mets’ 7-2 loss to the Padres at Citi Subject on Wednesday — and obviously dedicated a plethora of ugly performs in left discipline as his workforce misplaced for the fourth time previously six contests.
“I don’t need to say alter your confidence, nevertheless it’s very irritating,” Smith stated when requested how earlier errors have affected his play. “We get right here so early daily and put in a lot work to be ready for the sport and you then get your one or two possibilities and stuff like that occurs.”
The Mets went up 1-Zero on Michael Conforto’s RBI single within the first earlier than the Padres evened the rating within the second, however the third noticed three extra San Diego runs, all whereas exploiting Smith’s shoddy protection.
After Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly to attain Manuel Margot and transfer Manny Machado to second, Hunter Renfroe ripped one previous a diving Amed Rosario to Smith in left. However the ball trailed underneath Smith’s glove for an error, permitting Machado to attain and Renfroe to succeed in second.
Franmil Reyes, the subsequent batter, then lined one over Smith’s head, scoring Renfroe, and Reyes moved to 3rd on Smith’s dangerous throw to the cutoff man — Smith’s second error of the inning — to increase the Padres’ result in 4-1.
The following inning wasn’t any extra forgiving for Smith, who allowed Fernando Tatis Jr.’s line drive to jump over his glove and attain the warning observe for a straightforward double.
Within the eighth, Padres catcher Austin Hedges’ RBI double introduced in Luis Urias, after which one other hit from Tatis challenged Smith. He slid for the blooped pop-up close to the third-base line, nevertheless it bounced out of his glove, permitting Hedges to offer the Padres a 6-2 lead.
Smith considers his latest struggles within the outfield to be a studying expertise.
“It’s powerful [not being able to build off of Tuesday night’s win],” he stated. “We performed properly final evening and we had them on the ropes a pair instances at present. We simply weren’t in a position to put up sufficient runs.”