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Curtis Granderson breaks out of slump in Mets' ninth-straight win

Hitting just .146 entering Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves, the Mets' right fielder found something in his swing and went 3-for-5 with four RBIs.

Curtis Granderson.
Curtis Granderson.
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The New York Mets extended their winning streak to nine games in their 7-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves, but an unlikely hero accounted for four of those seven runs.

While the Mets have been streaking, Curtis Granderson has been slumping. Since the Mets started their run, Granderson had just five hits in 25 at-bats, sporting a line of .146/.340/.146. Getting on base hasn't been the issue for Granderson as he leads the league in walks, but as players like Lucas Duda, Michael Cuddyer, and Travis d'Arnaud (before Sunday's injury) have found their swing, Granderson was still searching.

Last night, Granderson may have found something. He stroked two RBI singles into right field and ended the night blooping a ground-rule double in left field, raising his batting average by 50 points in the process.

The hits weren't laser beams. They weren't spectacular blasts. But they plated runs and helped visit some good luck upon Granderson, who had been granted practically none in the season's first 13 games.

If Granderson has exorcised the slump demons, it bodes well for the Mets who are missing David Wright and d'Arnaud due to injuries. It means another bat that can create more runs and hopefully keep the Mets' early-season success surging through the summer.