It’s not every day, or even every year for that matter, where you see a player hit two home runs in his first game with a new team. To makes things crazier, this player was batting .080 in the first month of minor league baseball here in 2014. An ugly 2/25 at the dish.

Unbelievably, veteran catcher George Kottaras did just that. On Sunday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox, he was put in the nine-hole due to every day catcher Yan Gomes being on paternity leave. In back-to-back innings, Kottaras and his career .216 average in the majors launched two home runs to right field, both solo shots.

Kottaras on the home runs: “I didn’t know if it (the first one) was going to get caught up in the wind or not. It carried out and it was a good feeling rounding the bases. . I wasn’€™t trying to do too much with it (on the second one) and was trying to hit it hard somewhere. Just worked out my way.” (Fox Sports)

This unthinkable occurrence propelled the Indians to a 3-1 lead as they looked to sweep the Sox right out of Cleveland. However, a blown save by closer John Axford ruined the chance.

George Kottaras isn’t going to be the next Buster Posey or anything of that nature, but it was still awesome to see a guy like him launch a couple of bombs in his first game with the Wahoos.

Congratulations, George. Maybe we’ll see more of you this season.

-Zach Shafron

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