Curtis Granderson's leadoff HRs in back-to-back games were hit at almost exactly the same time
The art of the leadoff homer is unrivaled. It's an ambush, so to speak, against the opposition, standing in the box and cracking an immediate dinger mere seconds into the contest.
It's precisely that span of time -- seconds -- that makes what Curtis Granderson has done the past two nights in Los Angeles especially eerie. On Wednesday, the Mets' outfielder stepped up against Rich Hill and hit a homer to right-center field on a 1-0 pitch. It was 7:11:09 local time:
Flash forward 24 hours later, with Granderson in the box against Hyun-Jin Ryu leading off Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers. Guess what he did? Yep, he hit a homer to right-center (this time on a 2-1 offering), setting a Mets franchise record in the process.
The time? 7:11:11. Seriously:
Yes, you read that correctly. Granderson's two homers were very nearly hit at precisely the same time -- to the second -- each day.
Talk about déjà vu.