(Okay, I realize the West Michigan Whitecaps technically play in Comstock Park, not Grand Rapids. But I couldn't let a technicality get in the way of a semi-alliterative headline.)
In the first game of his minor league rehabilitation assignment, Curtis Granderson looked like someone ready to get back to the big leagues, with a 2-for-4 night at the plate. Not that we needed any reminders, but with both an infield single and one of his signature triples, Granderson showed what exactly he'll bring back to the Tigers' lineup when he rejoins the team on Monday or Tuesday. Some speed and extra-base giddy-up has been a sorely missed component in the Detroit batting order over the past 17 games.
Here's some video on Granderson's night with the Whitecaps, courtesy of the Grand Rapids Press.
Next stop for Grandyland: A weekend with the Toledo Mud Hens.
- Both The Surge and D-Town Baseball have coverage on Granderson's return to the field.
Howie Beardsley of the Grand Rapids Press writes about what Granderson means to the Tigers, and why Whitecaps fans were so excited to see him last night.