Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the George Kottaras Golden Era. Six days ago the Brewer backup catcher had the best game of his career by Win Percentage Added, and tonight he topped it by providing +.671 WPA with his ninth inning walkoff double.
By WPA, Kottaras' double tonight was actually the seventh best pinch hit appearance in Brewer franchise history:
|1||Bill Hall||April 27, 2004||Home run||+.899|
|2||Gus Gil||June 23, 1970||Double||+.836|
|3||Mike Hegan||July 8, 1974||Home run||+.805|
|4||Bobby Darwin||June 30, 1975||Home run||+.797|
|5||Joe LaHoud||August 22, 1973||Grand slam||+.754|
|6||Roy Howell||May 23, 1983||Home run||+.749|
Amazingly enough, I'm not sure I've ever even seen the replay of most of these hits. They'd probably produce a pretty incredible highlight reel.