When you do historic things, you are likely to be the player of the series. Will Smith did that on Saturday as he became the first Los Angeles Dodger rookie catcher to have six RBI in a game.
Will Smith joined Brooklyn Dodgers Bernie Hungling and Al Lopez as the only Dodger rookie catchers with 6 RBI in game.
Smith returned to the Dodger lineup in style going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI against the Nationals on Saturday. That effort made him the Player of the Series against the Nationals.
Smith also had a single in three at-bats on in today’s series finale.
Smith’s 4-for-6 weekend was not what the Dodgers had been experiencing recently from the catching position.
Dodgers catchers in between Will Smith starts (June 26 to July 26): 12 for 91 (.132), 3 extra-base hits, 8 RBI— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) July 27, 2019
Smith today, in his first start back: 3 for 3, 3 extra-base hits, 6 RBI
Smith caught both Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler and the current Dodger plans are to play Smith as the primary catcher.
With just an over a third of the season left to play, Smith should be able to continue to build a rapport with the Dodger pitching staff as they look to win their seventh straight National League West title.