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Smolinski on Fire After Promotion



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    Umpire Lance Barrett #94 and Hank Conger #16 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim react as Jake Smolinski #20 of the Texas Rangers hits a two run double in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 10, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

    Jake Smolinski has had quite the memorable week of baseball.

    Unfortunately since his call-up to Arlington, which followed just weeks after he was promoted to Triple-A Round Rock from Double-A Frisco, Smolinski has yet to taste victory at the big-league level, but it hasn't been anything of his doing.

    The 25-year-old outfielder piled up three more hits on Thursday night, bringing his four-game total to eight hits, a Rangers club record. Smolinski had two doubles and a single on Thursday and drove in three runs in what was his second straight three-hit game.

    Smolinski was hitting .267 with 10 home runs over the course of his Double-A and Triple-A stints this season before his call-up earlier this week — not exactly staggering numbers. But his numbers since coming to Arlington have been out of this world, even if it is just likely very temporary.

    Now in his four-game MLB career, Smolinski is batting .571 with three doubles and four RBIs.