Learned thing #3: Zack Cozart is as advertised
New third baseman Zack Cozart didn’t play third base today. Ian Kinsler is still nursing some groin tightness, so instead of getting his first big league start at third base, Cozart got his first big league start at second base, and managed to start a 4-6-3 double play in the third inning, then laughed about it with Andrelton Simmons as they jogged off the field. More good things came around in the fifth inning, as Cozart took a first-pitch hanger and deposited his first hit as an Angel into the left field seats. Cozart started at the top of the lineup on Opening Day, but once Kinsler comes back, Cozart’s expected to bat down in the middle of the lineup. If you’re looking for good omens, a homer and a double in his first game with the Angels feels like a good one.