Cozart believes big hits coming
The Reds enter this series with the Brewers in need some big offensive improvement. As I wrote after Sunday’s loss, the offense isn’t producing hits with runners on base, or enough offense in general. Manager Bryan Price tweaked the lineup some by moving Zack Cozart to the second spot, Joey Votto third, Todd Frazier fourth and Brandon Phillips sixth.
With his team two games under .500 at 8-10 going into the Brewers series, Cozart was optimistic that fortunes will improve. Although 1-for-8 in the past two games, he’s been one of the team’s hotter hitters with a .352 average (19-for-54) with four homers over his last 14 games.
“You see it around the league right now. An example is the Marlins,” Cozart said. “They were 3-11 and have now won five in a row. You get into hot streaks, you get into cold streaks. Right now, we have to find a way to get hits with runners on base. We’re getting guys on base. We just haven’t gotten that big hit. We’re going to keep attacking, keep pushing the envelope of getting guys on base, stealing bases and we know it will come around. We will get some big hits.”