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Terry Collins has no intention of benching Curtis Granderson, who is hitless in a career-high 22 straight at bats.

"He hasn't changed his demeanor at all, and that's why I know he's not letting it get to him," Collins said after Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals. "He's going to battle his way through it. There's a certain time, and you see it with a lot of guys, where after a while something is going to get slammed down. But he's handled it great. ... It's April still. We've got to get him some at-bats and get him ready."

Granderson is batting .116 through 80 plate appearances this season, during which he has struck out 30 percent of the time and hit just one home run.

Apr. 22: He’s been brutal, there is no way around it. He has shown zero power and is costing the team on all sides of the ball, including their wallet. ... So far, he has a .163 batting average on balls in play, all while swinging at more pitches than he usually does, but making significantly less contact. Pitchers are barely throwing him strikes, yet he just keeps swinging >> Read more.

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