Originally Posted by texasdave
May we please have a one-game moratorium on the "Reds stink" and the "Reds don't stink" commentary? It really detracts from the enjoyment of the game thread. I think by now everyone knows where everyone else stands on that particular issue. Thanks in advance.
Agreed. And if anyone wants to complain about Cozart hitting 2nd, well it's not going to change.
But Reds manager Dusty Baker has no plans on dropping Cozart in the order.
“I already had him down in the order,” Baker said. “I had down in the seventh hole probably half the time.”
Actually, Thursday was the 63rd time Cozart hit second. He’s hit seventh 17 times, eighth twice and ninth once.
Cozart has been better in the two spot (.253/.280/.370) than the seven spot (.150/.179/.333)
“You’ve got to learn some kind of way,” Baker said. “Someday, he’s going to be an excellent second hitter. We’re teaching guys how to hit at the big league level. There’s a difference between swinging and hitting.”