The Stat Line Of The Night — 6/21/11 — Seth Smith
The Colorado Rockies entered last night’s game against the Cleveland Indians sitting right at the .500 mark. In addition to moving them above that mark, a win would also keep them only 2.5 games back of the first place Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West. They got that win thanks to a rather unlikely source.
Seth Smith carried the Rockies offense, recording three hits in four at bats and driving in three of his team’s four runs on the night. He did most of his damage with the long ball, hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning and adding a solo shot in the ninth that gave Colorado a 4-3 lead, a score that would hold thanks to Rockies reliever Huston Street.
Smith has been having himself quite the season thus far. His .316 batting average is tops on his team, while his eight home runs and 32 RBIs have him on pace to reach new career highs in both categories. He has given the Rockies some much needed help at the bottom half of their line-up, and his performance last night was good enough to earn him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, June 21, 2011.