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Stat Of The Day: George Kottaras And The Best Day Ever

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 11: George Kottaras #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a two-run home run in the7th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 11: George Kottaras #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a two-run home run in the7th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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George Kottaras was the Brewer MVP today, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run and driving in both runs in a 2-1 win over Ryan Dempster and the Cubs. FanGraphs says Kottaras was worth +.362 WPA (win percentage added) today, which would make this the single best game of his major league career:

Date Opponent Line WPA
Today Cubs 2-for-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI +.362
July 2, 2011 Twins 1-for-1, RBI +.354
June 20, 2010 Rockies 2-for-5, 2B, R +.246
May 20, 2010 Pirates 1-for-2, BB, 2B, RBI +.214
May 24, 2009* Mets 3-for-5, 2 2B, RBI +.204

* - The last game on this list came when Kottaras was a member of the Red Sox.

Kottaras plated the go-ahead run with a single as a pinch-hitter as the Brewers scored five runs in the eighth to beat the Twins in the second game on this list.

It's worth noting that Kottaras' cycle does not appear on this list. It was worth +.173 WPA and now ranks seventh on the list of his best games.