Granderson sings, 'Tomorrow, Tomorrow'

July, 28, 2012
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AP Photo/Seth WenigThis ninth-inning miscue by Curtis Granderson allowed the go-ahead run to score.
Curtis Granderson stood in front of his locker, and rather stoically explained how Pedro Ciriaco's seemingly easy liner turned into an adventure and ultimately a Yankees loss Saturday.

Playing deeper than normal because of the Yankees' "no doubles" defense with a man on, Granderson twisted around on Ciriaco's ninth-inning liner and could not recover.

"I didn't get the best read on it," a seemingly emotionless Granderson said after the 8-6 loss to the Red Sox. "The great thing about this game is you get to out there tomorrow."

Granderson appeared a bit stunned on the field after the play, but following the game, he explained very matter-of-factly what had happened.

"I didn't think it was hit as hard as it was," Granderson said. "Then by the time I tried to go back out, I couldn't get enough speed."

Before Granderson cost the Yankees the game with what was ruled a triple but was really an error, he almost was a hero. In the eighth, prior to Mark Teixeira's dramatic homer, Granderson nearly tied it off Vicente Padilla but pulled two near-homers foul. He was just a little out in front of the pitches.

"I thought both of them had a shot," Granderson said. "But right away, it was just a matter if they were going to stay fair or not."
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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