Curtis Granderson went 2-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored against the Braves on Tuesday.
Granderson has been a solid source of power production since moving to the top of the batting order, slashing .278/.385/.611 with five home runs, eight RBI and 11 runs scored while maintaining a respectable 12:10 K:BB rate over his last 54 at-bats. Although his new home atop the Mets lineup is going to limit his RBI production, his increased performances in the other areas will more than make up for it, especially if he can keep up his current pace after a slow start to the year. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points (7-18 FGA) with nine rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes on Monday for the 76ers.
Concern came when Okafor switched to the four from the five as the guarding of stretch fours could cost him rebounds and make run more than he typically does on the block, but with the early results in, it seems that those concerns are not to be worried about. Following the best game of his young career on Saturday, Monday's outing was another very solid effort from the Duke product coming close to yet another double-double and contributing in every category. Now that we are passed the typical college season in terms of games played, it's good to see that the rookie is keeping his production steady. He should be a starter every night in all formats. Analysis: Matt Selz