As interesting as it would be to see if Shelley Duncan can drive in 150 runs for Scranton, it may be time to bring the excitable boy back to New York.
The Yankees are going to face LHP Jeremy Sowers on Saturday and LHP C.C. Sabathia on Sunday. With A-Rod banged up, Morgan Ensberg may need to play some third base. Starting Duncan at first seems to make sense.
While it’s understandable the Yankees want to keep Chad Moeller around just in case Jorge Posada suffers a setback, you can only go with three catchers for so long.
Duncan in 14 games for the SWB Yanks: .288/.406/.692. He has five homers and 14 RBI.
The Yankees also may have caught a break as Cleveland has a doubleheader with Kansas City today. Those tend to wear down bullpens. Then again, the Yankees need to get six innings out of Phil Hughes tonight or they risk the same.