New York Yankee fans have been waiting patiently for Curtis Granderson to figure himself out and it was well worth the wait.
Presently, the hardest stretch of the regular season is well underway for teams in contention, making the Yankees timing for heading into crisis-mode a serious concern.
The worrying began after the Bombers lost two of four games to the Kansas City Royals. Winning games against sub-.500 teams gives teams in a divisional race some cushioning down the stretch.
With the Yankees schedule only getting harder, the added insurance wins are essential, vital actually because one lose could make all the difference.
Returning to the Bronx couldn’t come faster, but what seemed like a god-send in the past, only got worse.
Hosting the Detroit Tigers for a four-game set proved the Yankee hitters could barely make contact with the ball to start the series Monday night.
In the same game, the Bombers two best hitters, Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher, both exited mid-game with recurring injuries.
Yankee fans went into panic mode. Sans-ARod was enough of a reason in itself for fans to worry.
How the hell are the Yankees going to win and who the hell is going to hit?
The answer came Tuesday night and his name is Curtis Granderson.
Granderson is turning into the Yankee hero in a time of crisis, something Grandy knew he owed this team.
Since being in pinstripes, Grandy was not a liability like Nick Johnson, but he was not the stud from the Tigers either.
The all-star Granderson the Yankees craved was nowhere to be found, except on the DL for about eight weeks.
Still, at the stadium fans demonstrated no hostility towards Granderson, but not loving him either. This behavior was way out of character for Yankee fans.
Call it subconscious instinct because now Granderson is hitting and the Yankees love it.
Everyone is randy for Grandy, and deservedly so considering he is the prime reason the team survives this A-Rod drought.
Over the last six games, Granderson has a .364 batting average, with eight hits, two doubles, two homers, three RBIs, and three walks.
Granderson, his teammates, and the fans somehow knew this was no mistake and now we have the proof.
LET’S GO YANKEES!
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