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Chris Smith
ERA S K
6.79 0 31
Team: OaklandHt / Wt: 6-0 / 190
Position: RPBorn: 4/9/1981 Birthplace: Apple Valley, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Red Sox (2002)


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Oct. 1 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Chris Smith allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.2 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Saturday. Smith struck out one, ending the game with a 6.79 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 14 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Chris Smith did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Thursday. Smith did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.84 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 11 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Chris Smith did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros 10-2 on Sunday. Smith did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.97 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 4 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET22:19 ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST9:49 PM VEN6:19 UAE (+1)9:19 PM CT-Chris Smith allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks in 3.1 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Los Angeles Angels 11-9 on Monday. Smith struck out three, ending the game with a 7.11 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Now 0-4 with an 8.55 ERA over his last seven starts, Smith shouldn't be on a fantasy roster under any circumstances. The 36-year-old has now permitted a whopping 13 homers in 33 2/3 innings during that period after giving up three more on Monday.
Aug. 30 10:58 AM PT11:58 AM MT12:58 PM CT1:58 PM ET13:58 ET17:58 GMT1:58 10:58 AM MST12:58 PM EST1:28 PM VEN21:58 UAE12:58 PM CT-Chris Smith fell to 0-4, allowing seven runs - six earned - on five hits and two walks in 3.2 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 on Tuesday. Smith struck out one, ending the game with a 6.27 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The 36-year-old journeyman was looking for his first win since 2008. That victory for Smith nine years ago while he was with the Boston Red Sox also is his only career major league win.
Aug. 21 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET22:59 ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST10:29 PM VEN6:59 UAE (+1)9:59 PM CT-Chris Smith fell to 0-3, allowing five runs - four earned - on six hits and two walks in 4.1 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Monday. Smith struck out three, ending the game with a 5.56 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 16 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Chris Smith allowed three runs on three hits and one walk in 5.1 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-8 on Tuesday. Smith struck out three, ending the game with a 5.26 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Smith was in line for his first major league win since June 24, 2008, before Santiago Casilla flopped in the eighth. The 36-year-old right-hander's only victory came as a reliever with Boston.
Aug. 11 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET10:48 ET14:48 GMT22:48 7:48 AM MST9:48 AM EST10:18 AM VEN18:48 UAE9:48 AM CT-Chris Smith fell to 0-2, allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Thursday. Smith struck out three, ending the game with a 5.29 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The 36-year-old, who last month became the oldest player in franchise history to make his first career start, has given up at least one home run in six outings, including five starts. ''All my starts are tough, but that lineup is deadly,'' Smith said.
Aug. 4 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Chris Smith allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in 4.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the San Francisco Giants 11-2 on Thursday. Smith struck out two, ending the game with a 4.82 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
July 30 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET18:11 GMT2:11 11:11 AM MST1:11 PM EST1:41 PM VEN22:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Chris Smith allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Saturday. Smith struck out four, ending the game with a 4.13 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
July 24 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET22:38 ET2:38 GMT10:38 7:38 PM MST9:38 PM EST10:08 PM VEN6:38 UAE (+1)9:38 PM CT-Chris Smith fell to 0-1, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Monday. Smith struck out two, ending the game with a 3.32 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
July 19 10:24 PM PT11:24 PM MT12:24 AM CT1:24 AM ET1:24 ET5:24 GMT13:24 10:24 PM MST12:24 AM EST12:54 AM VEN9:24 UAE12:24 AM CT-Chris Smith allowed two runs - one earned - on three hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Tuesday. Smith struck out four, ending the game with a 2.77 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Santiago Casilla's ninth-inning meltdown spoiled an outstanding outing by Smith, who was in line for his first win since 2008. Smith has allowed four earned runs over 13 innings in two starts since his recall from the minors on July 8.
July 9 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Chris Smith allowed three runs on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Saturday. Smith struck out four, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Smith, called up from Triple-A Nashville, made his first major league start after 63 relief appearances. He left after six innings tied 3-3. Smith's career record remains 1-0 with a victory in relief in 2008 with Boston.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2008 Bos 1 0 0 - 0 12 0 0 18.1 18 16 16 6 7 0 13 1.36 7.85
2009 Mil 0 0 0 - 1 35 0 0 46.0 41 21 21 11 19 0 35 1.30 4.11
2010 Mil 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.1 4 2 2 0 1 0 4 1.50 5.40
2016 Oak 0 0 0 - 0 13 0 0 24.2 14 9 8 2 13 0 29 1.09 2.92
2017 Oak 0 4 0 - 0 14 9 0 55.2 60 45 42 16 22 1 31 1.47 6.79
Career 1 4 0 - 1 77 9 0 148.0 137 93 89 35 62 1 112 1.34 5.41

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 Mil 35 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2017 Oak 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 77 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 519 89 82 85.7 53.51
Curveball 240 79 73 76.8 24.74
Changeup 211 77 69 74.9 21.75

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