June has not exactly been Curtis Granderson's month. After a scorching start to his season that saw him drill eight homers apiece in April and May with a total of 29 RBI over those two months, Granderson's production this month had slowed to a trickle. He came into Saturday's second game of the Subway Series with a .161 average in June (5-for-31) and had already struck out 10 times in seven games, including four times Thursday against Tampa Bay. Still, when asked if he had been pressing at the plate, Granderson said, "No, not at all. That's just baseball. You're going to have stretches where you get hits and don't get hits. That's just part of it. You have to go up there and just stay ready." Granderson was ready in the eighth inning Saturday night when he jumped on a 1-1 pitch from Bobby Parnell and parked it in the right-field stands for an insurance run in the Yankees' 4-2 victory over the Mets at the Stadium. The homer, Granderson's 12th at home and 18th overall this season, ended his 0-for-18 slide, but he wasn't ready to say he had rediscovered his comfort zone. "Not necessarily," said Granderson, who finished 1-for-3. "It's only one at-bat so we'll see how (Sunday) is. I think I've been having some good at-bats but I haven't been able to do much with them. But then again, that's part of baseball. Sometimes you get a lot of balls to hit, sometimes you don't get balls to hit and sometimes you get balls to hit and you miss them. But you continue to get yourself ready to go."
Curtis Granderson hopes home run blast against NY Mets means end of his June swoon
New York Daily News | Jun 10