MLB allowed a 26th man for Sunday’s Little League Classic so the Mets called up Dominic Smith. He got into the game as a pinch-hitter and delivered an RBI, opposite field double. After the game he was sent down because it’s important that both Jack Reinheimer and Jose Reyes are on the roster at the same time.
Smith hasn’t gotten much of an opportunity this year and what little he has received – he hasn’t impressed at all. In 75 sporadic PA, he has a .575 OPS. And to make matters even worse, he’s been absolutely dreadful in home games. Here’s his home/road split:
H – .065/.121/.065 in 33 PA
R – .293/.310/.561 in 41 PA
The hits are really falling in when he’s on the road – .393 BABIP – but he also has 8 XBH in those 42 PA. By contrast, he’s 2-31 with 14 Ks in Citi Field, with both of those hits being singles.