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Columbus Dispatch May 4, 2016

Reds 7, Giants 4 | Three-homer inning

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};CINCINNATI — Two days off did not slow down Zack Cozart. Cozart's third home run of the season capped a three-homer, five-run second inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat Jake Peavy for the first time in a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
Cincinnati.com May 1, 2016
Zack Cozart OK after knee scare

Zack Cozart OK after knee scare

Reds shortstop Zack Cozart left Sunday's game after feeling pain in his right knee.         
Cincinnati.com May 1, 2016
Cozart, Duvall and Mesoraco nurse injuries

Cozart, Duvall and Mesoraco nurse injuries

Zack Cozart wore a huge smile as he stood in the Reds’ clubhouse following Sunday’s 6-5 win.         
Red Reporter Apr 27, 2016

Mets 5, Reds 2 - Cincinnati swept in New York despite leading in all three games

That's a big, rotten apple. The Noe Juxhall Hemorial Monorary Gar of the Stame Zack Cozart should've told us all that the climax of Wednesday's contest between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Mets would be the very first at-bat, since I imagine we'd have all had a thirsty desire for an additional beer or nine.  Cozy whacked a solo dinger to begin the game and give the Reds the lead, but from that point forward things slowly rolled downhill.  The defense failed, the injury bug bit again, the bullpen drooled on itself yet again, and the bats largely went silent each and every time they...
Better Off Red Apr 27, 2016

TODAY’S DOSE OF #REDS POSITIVENESS

There are times when you need some positivity in your life.  How about today? Below are things that the Reds are doing right.  Check ’em out… Eugenio Suarez has an OPS of 1.384 (25 PA’s) against lefties this year. (MLB Rank: 1st of 56 full-time players; League Avg: .734) Zack Cozart is hitting .476 (10-for-21) […]
Red Reporter Apr 25, 2016

Reds tried, couldn't overcome Mets, lose 5-3

Just when they seemed like they were gonna, they didn't. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game I'm going to go ahead and give this to Zack Cozart tonight, because I have a big fat man crush on this Zack Cozart. I've already said enough in this space about Cozart's 2016 start. And despite my love for what he's doing, I'm not extremely sold that it'll continue. So basically, keep racking them up, Zack! He was 1 for 4 in this one, but he was also responsible for a sac fly that scored a run, which seemed nearly impossible off of Noah Syndergaard. The hit scored another run and...
Red Reporter Apr 23, 2016

Zack Cozart's Reds fall well short, lose to Cubs 8-1

These are, for right now at least, Zack Cozart's Reds. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game /cue ESPN 30 for 30 music What if I told you a light hitting, defense first shortstop would have the month of his life?What if I told you it happened after his 30th birthday, only two years removed from being the worst regular batter in Major League Baseball?What if I told you he did it all after completely shredding his knee only 10 month prior? Seriously, the work Zack Cozart is doing the first month of this season is pretty special. One night removed from seeing his season long hit...
Cincinnati.com Apr 21, 2016
Hamilton sits, Schebler in center vs. Cubs

Hamilton sits, Schebler in center vs. Cubs

Zack Cozart is back after a day off and Billy Hamilton will be taking a seat, replaced by Scott Schebler.         
Redleg Nation Apr 21, 2016

Nose on the Ball: Cozart’s High Contact Start

Zack Cozart tends to play in bursts. I don’t quite mean his quick-twitch, hot off the button fielding for the Reds at short, but that does certainly apply. Rather, I’m talking about his bat. Think of his first 11 games back in 2011. Those fleeting two weeks of .324/.324/.486 slashing and fans hoping for a well-rounded, centerpiece …
Red Reporter Apr 20, 2016

Assessing Zack Cozart's Hot Start

The Reds shortstop is having incredible success at the plate in 2016. From 2012-2014 fans pretty much knew what to expect from Zack Cozart. He was going to be an incredibly good defensive player and struggle at the plate. The numbers bear this conclusion out. From 2012 to 2014 Cozart, at his best, was 17% worse than a league average hitter. At his worst he was 45% worse (2014). These numbers are based on Fangraphs' wRC+ statistic. However, even with those offensive struggles Cozart was still a 1-2 win player for Cincinnati because of his defense. In 2014, his worst offensive season, he...
Cincinnati.com Apr 20, 2016
Reds lineup: Zack Cozart off, Drew Hayes called up

Reds lineup: Zack Cozart off, Drew Hayes called up

Shortstop Zack Cozart has Wednesday off, while reliever Drew Hayes has been called up from Louisville.         
Red Reporter Apr 18, 2016

Cincinnati Reds links - Small sample size decisions

Monday links! Twelve games is a terribly small sample to use to evaluate anything in the game of baseball, especially to start a season.  Jay Bruce is on pace to drive in 162 runs, but Jay Bruce is not going to drive in 162 runs.  Zack Cozart is on pace to hit 0 dingers, but Zack Cozart is going to hit a dinger at some point before the end of September. Still, it's what we have to look at so far, and while the numbers themselves may be dismissed due to being completely irrelevant in the larger scheme, there are certain nuances and transformations that the coaches and managers may have...
Red Reporter Apr 17, 2016

Reds drop rubber match in St. Louis, lose to Cardinals 4-3

A predictable path to another frustrating loss. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Zack Cozart has done everything in his power to push the debilitating knee injury that cut short his 2015 season as far from memory as possible.  Yes, he's dealt with some quad soreness in the early season cold, but the Cincinnati Reds SS has been nothing short of spectacular since putting that in the rear view mirror prior to the weekend set in St. Louis. On Sunday, Cozart was red hot at the plate yet again.  He went 2 for 4 with a double and a run score, and despite everything the back of...
Cincinnati.com Apr 16, 2016
Reds notes: Cozart finally swung and missed

Reds notes: Cozart finally swung and missed

Zack Cozart made contact on his first 44 swings of the season before missing on swing No. 45. He then doubled on No. 46.         
Red Reporter Apr 16, 2016

Cincinnati's offense doesn't take Saturdays off. Reds win 9-8.

Fifteen hits and nine runs were enough to end the Reds' losing streak at four. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star(s) of the Game It was too tough to choose so we're going to honor two players today. Zack Cozart continued his hot start at the plate going 3-4 with two doubles, two RBI, and a run. He raised his average to .480 this season. Clearly he won't hit this well all season, but he's given Reds' fans reason to be optimistic about his return to the lineup. Brandon Phillips also had himself a day at the plate. He went 2-4 (also with two doubles), drove in two, scored one, and added a...

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