Justin Smoak has been promoted from OKC tonight and will meet the team in Arlington. Though Davis showed more patience tonight working 3 full counts, it wasn't enough to keep him from being demoted for the second year in a row. No word on the corresponding move to make room for Smoak on the 40 though Poveda will likely be placed on the ML 60-day DL.
Main, Ballard, and Kiker all had nice starts tonight. Main went six while Kiker went 6.2, each throwing about 90 pitches. I just happened to tune into the feed for the Blaze game to catch Mendonca and Beltre making great defensive plays. Mendonca got his body in front of a screamer well enough to knock the ball down and throw out the runner from third trying to score on contact. Beltre made a full out dive for a shallow fly ball to make a great catch.