Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Stats & Info's Snap Reactions: Granderson takes Papelbon deep
By ESPN Stats & Info
- Curtis Granderson’s solo blast in the 10th inning off Jonathan Papelbon lifted the Yankees to a series win over the Red Sox. Interestingly enough, Granderson is now the only player in MLB to hit two home runs off Papelbon.The Yankees victory was also notable in that it was their 17th consecutive win in a game that was tied at the end of the seventh inning, breaking the modern MLB record held by the 1906 Giants.
- Ryan Howard’s two-run HR off Jason Marquis in the fifth inning was worthy of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’. Not only did it travel 434 feet, but at its apex, the ball was 172 feet high. That matches the second-highest home run ball since 2006. Carlos Lee—then of Brewers fame—got one to 177 feet high on May 24, 2006 against the Reds. Ian Kinsler hit a blast that reached an apex of 172 feet on May 24, 2009.
- Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria had his fourth career five-hit game on Wednesday, including two hits off curveballs. Through two games this season, he's already matched his hit total of three against curves from 2009.