LADY AT THE BAT: Has Granderson Turned The Corner?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Has Granderson Turned The Corner?

Curtis Granderson was 2-4 with a triple in last night's 8-0 Yankee romp over the the Cleveland Indians. Granderson has been on fire lately. In his last 16 games, he is hitting .339 with three doubles, three home runs, 6 RBIs and 12 runs.

Has he turned the corner?  In a post on LoHud, Chad Jennings suggests that he might have. He compares him to Mark Teixeira who, last month, broke out of a season-long slump of his own.

I'm not so sure Granderson has turned the corner. As I stated in a previous post, he is playing against the AL Central, a division he knows and loves.  Most of the noise he has made (two doubles and three homers)  has come in the last eight games, all but one of which were played against AL Central teams.

It will be interesting to see how Granderson fares this weekend in Tampa Bay and next week against Toronto and Boston. If he does well in those games, I'll be happy to say that Curtis Granderson has, indeed, turned the corner.

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