The NL East has a new hitter, as the Mets snared outfielder Curtis Granderson on a four-year deal, worth $60 million this morning. This gives them a skilled defensive set in the grass, while forcing Phillies pitching to face Granderson many times a year.
As a Yankee, Granderson's exposure to the Phillies in the regular season has been limited, having faced them six times in his career. But some Phillies pitchers individually have faced Granderson throughout their careers.
vs. Phillies: 8-for-25, .920 OPS
vs. Cliff Lee: 12-for-42, .783 OPS
vs. Kyle Kendrick: 0-for-3, 1 SO
vs. Jonathan Papelbon: 4-for-18, 2 HR, .778 OPS
@ Citizens Bank Park: 6-for-13, 1 HR, 1 2B
Also worth nothing:
Granderson has never faced Cole Hamels, given Hamels' career in the NL, but Lee and Papelbon's long stints in the AL put them up against Granderson on numerous occasions. Kendrick, in his tiny little sample, has had the most success against him.