“500 career hits” — Will Smith’s wife Cara celebrates Dodgers catcher’s impressive milestone on Instagram

Will Smith’s wife Cara celebrates Dodgers catcher’s impressive milestone on Instagram
Will Smith’s wife Cara celebrates Dodgers catcher’s impressive milestone on Instagram

Will Smith knocked his 500th career hit on Tuesday (June 11). His wife Cara shared a celebratory post to Instagram after the catcher put on a strong offensive display, passing a major milestone in a massive victory.

Cara Smith celebrated Will Smith's career milestone on her Instagram story
Cara Smith celebrated Will Smith's career milestone on her Instagram story

Cara Smith captioned the post on her Instagram story:

"500 career hits."

She tagged her husband, who was photographed celebrating with Teoscar Hernandez. She also added the clapping and blue heart emojis to express her admiration for Smith's impressive feat.

The Los Angeles Dodgers catcher went 3/4 with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI and a walk. The Dodgers put up 15 runs in total and trounced the Texas Rangers 15-2.

The catcher signed an extension this year and has rewarded the Dodgers with good play: a .296/.364/.509 slash line with 10 homers, 42 RBI, 35 runs and a 23:38 walk-to-strikeout ratio in 247 plate appearances. He could make his second All-Star Game appearance this year.


Will Smith a key part of Dodgers' spending and success

As evidenced by his role in the offensive onslaught yesterday, Will Smith is a huge part of the Dodgers' success. He's part of the top of the lineup that includes Shohei Ohtani, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.

Will Smith is on a 10-year extension with the Dodgers
Will Smith is on a 10-year extension with the Dodgers

He was also part of the incredible spending spree that brought all these players together. The Dodgers went all-in during the offseason, but it was also for the future. Ohtani is on a 10-year deal. Yoshinobu Yamamoto (12) and Tyler Glasnow (five) got multiyear deals as well. Most players aren't leaving after this year.

Smith signed in late March for a decade as well, so he'll be around for a long time with most of the Dodgers' core. They will want to win the World Series this year, but thanks to the skill and contract length of players like Will Smith, their window is wide open for a long time.

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