Smoak is 5-for-29 (.172) with a home run in his first nine games since his recall from Triple-A Tacoma, but isn't putting too much weight on those numbers.
"I feel great," he said before going 0-for-3 with a walk in Friday's loss. "The last couple days I've hit the ball well with nothing really to show for it, but I just have to keep having good at-bats. Over a long time, you keep having good at-bats and hopefully good things will happen for you."
"I've seen signs," said manager Eric Wedge. "He's got a little different approach from the left side. I see a shorter swing, a little more direct swing. He's having longer at-bats, fouling pitches off that before he wasn't getting to. I'm optimistic for him."
Smoak has kept his head up through a tough season and has played strong defense on a team that prides itself on the glove work. But he knows he needs to produce with the bat and that there's no better time than now.
"This is a good place to hit," Smoak said of U.S. Cellular Field. "The ball flies here, especially when it's hot. Hopefully, we can do some damage here in the next couple days."