An early day game following a night game proved to be no challenge for Curtis Granderson in his fourth rehab game with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. He inched closer to returning to New York, recording three hits and playing all nine innings. "The big thing today was facing left-handed pitching," Granderson said. "I haven't had much in terms of that up to this point. To get some good left-handed pitching from both the starter and closer is big." Granderson batted second, played right field, and faced off against Gwinnett's lefty starter Daniel Rodriguez. He smacked a hard single to right field in his first at-bat, and later came around to score. "He did a mixture of things," Granderson said of Rodriguez. "He threw the off-speed pitches, but also challenged me with the fastball. I was able to get a couple of hits off of him, but he kept his team in the ballgame." Granderson was able to send a ball from Rodriguez the opposite way in the fifth for another single. He hit a hard liner down the first-base line in the seventh, but Ernesto Mejia was able to corral it. He concluded his day at the plate with a sinking single to left in the ninth. For the first time in his rehab assignment, Granderson saw a number of pitches on the inner-half of the plate. He was not concerned about his right forearm, and saw the pitches as an opportunity to ease back into working against inside pitching. "It was good to get some inside to make sure you're not trying to get out of the way," Granderson said. "There was no recall of the injury. There's going to be pitches inside, I'm going to get hit again, but you got to stay in. You're going to have them here and there."
Granderson gets three hits in latest rehab appearance
MLB.com | May 13