Curtis Granderson is making his push to stop all of the Jason Bay comparisons with his most productive stretch as a Met. Of course, he had to leave the hitters wasteland that is Citi Field to do it.
In five games on this road trip (one in Philadelphia and four in Denver) Granderson has seven hits in 19 at bats for an average of .368. He raised his season average from a paltry .129 to a better but still not respectable .173. He also has a homer and five RBIs in the five games.
“That’s always good,” Granderson told The Star-Ledger during the Rockies series. “Anyway you can get a positive result off the bat and get some hits come across the board is good.”
Terry Collins echoed the sentiments.”It’s really good to see him start to swing the bat. Because as we continue on here we’re going to need him desperately and he’s starting to swing hopefully like he can.”
Curtis Granderson is one of the few power threats in the Mets lineup, so he has to start hitting the ball over the wall if the Mets have any hopes of being a winning ball club. The Mets are not paying him $60 million to be a singles hitter. Actually, at this point they would even take that. But eventually, he has to be their big power hitter.
Granderson is showing signs that he is coming to life. But he will have to do it at home as well, and that has become a tall order for every Met since Citi Field opened in 2009.