The Stat Line of the Night — 7/25/10 — Curtis Granderson
Curtis Granderson is having a rough season on his new team, the New York Yankees. The Yankees don’t seem to be missing a beat however, as they continue to hold onto the top spot in the deep AL East. While A-Rod’s chase for 600 home runs is stealing headlines in New York right now, it was Curtis Granderson’s slumping bat that stole the show yesterday in the Yankees 12-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Before a rain delay made everyone wait for more than two and a half hours, Granderson hit two solo shots in back to back innings to help the Yankees overcome a two run deficit and eventually go on to win the game. He went 2-4 with 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a walk, not to mention that both of his hits were home runs to right field. He also stole his 8th base of the year in the 2nd inning. It was one of his best performances of the season.
The Yankees are three games ahead of Tampa Bay in the AL East and look to be a lock to make the playoffs this season. Granderson was a huge acquisition for them and his struggles at the plate, while noticeable, have definitely not slowed down the high-powered Yankee offense. Whether he comes around or not, he takes home the “Stat Line of the Night”.