A note to opposing clubs game planning against Dominic Smith: Shift at your own risk.
Much like he did the previous night, Smith beat the defensive shift during a five-run first inning in the Mets’ 6-5 win over the Marlins on Tuesday at Marlins Park.
Smith, who got his first start of the season at first base, with top prospect Pete Alonso resting on a scheduled off-day, came to the plate in the first with the Mets up 1-0 and the bases loaded with one out. The left-handed-hitting Smith found a hole at short. According to Statcast, Smith went out of the zone for the 95.4 mph fastball, recording an 82.5 exit velocity with his RBI single.
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