LADY AT THE BAT: Curtis Granderson And The AL Central

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Curtis Granderson And The AL Central

The Yankees beat the Indians 3-2 last night on the pitching of Javy Vazquez and the hitting of Curtis Granderson. Javy was great but Granderson was clutch, delivering a two-run homer in the eighth inning to put the Yankees ahead. It was another strong showing by Granderson, who seems to have found his stroke here in the second half of the season.

This strong showing by Granderson has come against teams in the AL Central: Kansas City over the weekend and now Cleveland last night. Is there a connection here?

Well, up until this season, Granderson played his entire career in the AL Central with the Detroit Tigers. So he definitely has some familiarity with the teams in that division. Joe Girardi spoke about that familiarity after the game last night, saying "...he likes these Central teams. He knows them...."

The Yankees have 14 games left against the teams that Granderson knows. It would be a shame if he only played well in those games. Let's hope he gets to know the other teams remaining on the schedule as well.

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