Kottaras calls a gem!

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The Boston Red Sox rookie catcher, George Kottaras, couldn’t have called a better game today. Well maybe he could have, but no one will complain with this one. With veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield on the hill, George set the tone from behind the dish. Needing only 111 pitches (76 for strikes) the Kottaras-Wakefield battery no hit the A’s into the 7th inning before Kurt Suzuki broke the streak with a single to Left. Defensively, Kottaras was brilliant, not allowing a passed ball the entire game. The Greek-Canadian from Markham, Ontario just missed putting one over the fence by a couple of feet in his second AB after grounding out in his first and later hit into a double play in his third AB before drawing a walk in his final At-Bat. So far in his young career, George is hitting 3-11 (.273) in 5 games with 2 doubles. I look forward to seeing him play more often in the future and eventually making it more of a platoon role between him and Varitek.

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1 Comment

I guess that Tek had an off day today because Kottaras caught for Lester. He called another good game: 9 Ks in seven innings. Wake pitched great, and I am becoming more comfortable with George behind the plate.
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

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