|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||110.00||5.00||8.00||0.00||4.17||1.27||104.00||38.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miami|| 3.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||2|
|vs LHB|| 17.1||0||0|| 6.75||0||12||16|
|vs RHB|| 19.0||0||0|| 6.16||0||9||30|
|Last 10 Games|
|Burch Smith, Robbie Erlin candidates to pitch out of bullpen |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/16/14) Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday pitchers Burch Smith and Robbie Erlin could be candidates to start the season in the team's bullpen, according to U-T San Diego. However, it appears only one of the two might make the opening-day roster since six bullpen spots have apparently been determined.
|Burch Smith sitting out Arizona Fall League |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(10/5/13) The Padres have decided not to have Burch Smith pitch in the Arizona Fall League, MLB.com reports Saturday. Smith threw 128 2/3 innings between the Padres and Triple-A Tucson this season. The organization wants to play it safe with the pitcher.
|Burch Smith hit hard vs. Giants |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/28/13) Padres starter Burch Smith endured a rough outing as he took the loss during his final start of the season Friday night against the Giants. He allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings pitched.
Smith allowed eight runs over his final 11 2/3 innings pitched. He finished his 2013 campaign 1-3 with a 6.44 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 36 1/3 innings.
|Burch Smith stays sharp in losing effort |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/22/13) Padres pitcher Burch Smith (1-2) tossed a quality start but did not receive any run support as he suffered his second loss of the season Saturday night against the Dodgers. He allowed two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out six over six innings of a 4-0 defeat.
Smith has allowed four earned runs over his last 18 innings pitched. The right-hander will make his final start of the season Friday at San Francisco.
|Burch Smith isn't especially well known to the prospecting world. He got his foot in the door with a surprise callup when Tyson Ross was on the DL with a left shoulder subluxation in May, which kept earning him return trips even though he rarely brought anything to the table. But his minor-league numbers suggest there's more than meets the eye here. Smith's narrative is similar to Tony Cingrani's in that he excelled in the hitter-friendly California League in 2012, posting a 3.85 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings thanks to a hard, cutting fastball and workable changeup, but as with Cingrani, he's in desperate need of a breaking pitch. Of course, Cingrani also has a deceptive delivery going for him, which helps account for his early success in the majors, so the comparison should probably end there. But the point is, like Cingrani, Smith is a potential diamond in the rough. He continued to improve at Double-A, building off last year's performance in the California League, and even had a 10-strikeout effort for San Diego in September, so it's not like he's maxed out his potential. The Padres will give him a long look this spring but don't really have an opening for him. Still, he's someone to keep on your radar in NL-only leagues.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/17/14||COL||6:40 pm||Franklin Morales|
|4/18/14||SF||10:10 pm||Matt Cain|
|4/19/14||SF||8:40 pm||Tim Hudson|
|4/20/14||SF||4:10 pm||Tim Lincecum|
|4/21/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|4/22/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|4/23/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
= probable start