Curtis Granderson Finally Does Something
- Updated: April 21, 2014
Curtis Granderson got $60 million dollars on a 4-year deal and there hasn’t been much return on that investment so far for the Mets.
Granderson is supposed to be the Mets clean-up hitter and team with David Wright to give New York a sold one-two pitch in the middle of the line-up. Instead, Granderson has at times this season been close to an automatic out.
The former Yankee has struck out 20 times this season and is hitting only .127. His season has been so bad that he is making Braves outfielder B.J. Upton’s struggles last season look like an MVP year.
Sunday, Granderson finally did something positive. He knocked in the winning run in the 14th inning to give the Mets a 4-3 victory over the Braves. But he didn’t knock in the winning run with a hit, it was a sacrifice fly.
Of course, the Mets may not have had to hang around until the 14th inning to beat the Braves if Granderson hadn’t thrown a ball into the dugout on a Jason Heyward double. How do you throw a ball into the dugout from right field?
The good news is that the Mets are a decent 9-9 on the season and if they can get anything from Curtis Granderson this season they may hang around in the NL East for a while.