Smoak has been hitting the ball hard recently, and while it hasn't paid off in home runs yet, he's hit .318 (14-for-44) over his last 13 games to raise his batting average from .188 to .239.
"I haven't really felt bad all year," Smoak said. "I've hit balls hard. I just have to keep having good at-bats and squaring balls up, and sooner or later they'll start going over the fence or in the gap. I just have to keep doing it."
As for the recent run of doubles?
"I don't know," Smoak said. "It's coincidence. It's baseball. The fences are in a little bit, but it still hasn't really warmed up here yet. It's still playing normal. But it's one of those things where I feel like I'm having good at-bats. Every ball I hit last night was on the barrel. I'm starting to feel better and better, and you just have to keep having good at-bats and good things are going to happen."
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