Kottaras, Kluber making history for the Indians

George KottarasGeorge Kottaras was hitting .148 for the Columbus Clippers. He had two hits in 25 at-bats. On Saturday Kottaras was called up to take the spot of Yan Gomes, who was going on paternity leave.

On Sunday, George hit home runs in his first two at-bats for the Indians.

Two at-bats, two home runs.

He became the first player in franchise history to homer in both his first two at-bats for the team.

He was also on the receiving end of another milestone. Kottaras was the catcher for Corey Kluber, who struck out seven consecutive White Sox on Sunday. The franchise record for consecutive strikeouts was six, an honor shared by Bob Feller, Bartolo Colon, Chuck Finley and Mitch Talbot.

[Related: Morgan called up, Bauer throws another gem]

  • Natedawg86

    Too bad Mr Stash blew the S.

  • left out

    a nearly perfect weekend blown in one inning. instead of being only 3 back in the even-steven category, they drop to 5 under and make up only 1 gm there even after a great series. and still lose ground to the tigers.

  • Kildawg

    Tribe FO has to keep Kottaras on the roster. Johnson is already gone. Morgan will be sent back down as one move, perhaps option CC Lee as well? Chisenhall can DH. This way Santana doesn’t have to worry too much about catching as he’d be the 3rd catcher (a true luxury with only a 25 man roster).