The New York Mets are locked up in yet another series with their same-city “rivals,” to use the term quite loosely, as they face the New York Yankees this week. Facing his former team, veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson led the Mets out to an early lead with this three-run home run.
Oh how Granderson probably misses that jet stream to the right field seats.
With one quarter of the season behind us, Granderson’s struggles are well-known by now: a .194/.291/.326 slash line through 36 games. This home run was his fifth of the season.
With a four-year, $60 million contract comes a tremendous amount of pressure to consistently produce and to carry a lineup for stretches of time. Whether or not Granderson is up to those lofty standards is debatable, but the Mets would like to at least see him sneak that batting average up over .200. They will hope that this swing is a sign that the Grandy Man is starting to get dialed in.