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Five Things We Learned on Opening Day About The LA Angels

By David Peng
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 22: Albert Pujols
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 22: Albert Pujols /
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OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Zack Cozart
OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Zack Cozart /

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.

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