Duncan Called Up

Pete Abraham reports that the Yankees purchased Shelley Duncan’s contract.  His line in SWB:

.295 91 336 58 99 18 1 25 79 45 82 .380 .577

Pete didn’t have word on who is packing, but if my name initials were KT, I think I might call and see if my old apartment is still available.  If this move means Damon sees a bit less time at the plate while he recovers from whatever is vexing him, I’m all for it.  But if it means more JD/less Melky in center..no it couldn’t mean that.  Anything but that.

14 comments… add one
  • I pull for guys who are closer to thirty than twenty and still in the minors – even when they deserve to be there. Awesome for him.

    Brad July 20, 2007, 1:57 pm
  • Watched him play in the AAA All-Star Game, he’s got some power. He’s a late bloomer like his brother. Maybe we catch lightning in a bottle, who knows….

    John - YF (Trisk) July 20, 2007, 2:07 pm
  • indeed let’s hope this means less playing time for Damon and continued everyday time for Melky. I mean it basically has to be. Damon has been brutal and you have to believe this is a response to his struggles.

    Nick-YF July 20, 2007, 2:10 pm
  • That’s extremetly late, Trisk.

    Brad July 20, 2007, 2:26 pm
  • Yeah Damon is contributing Zero right now.
    This D-Rays series is a big one, feels good to be playing better ball, let’s see if it continues!

    John - YF (Trisk) July 20, 2007, 2:26 pm
  • your fears are realized, gerb. check out pete abe’s lineups. someone shoot me in the face.

    tom yf July 20, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • It’s hard to recover from an acute case of Running His Ass In To Walls Every Game Every Season He’s Played.

    LocklandSF July 20, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • Since May 26th when Melky began regularly starting:
    Cabrera: .324/.372/.429
    PA: 193
    AB: 170
    R: 22
    H: 55
    RBI: 18
    BB: 14
    SO: 23
    SB: 6
    CS: 2
    Damon: .200/.309/.284
    PA: 181
    AB: 155
    R: 23
    H: 31
    RBI: 12
    BB: 25
    SO: 20
    SB: 7
    CS: 1
    Defense as CF:
    MC: 509 innings, 7 assists, 1 DP, 2.73 RFg
    JD: 326 innings, 0 assists, 2.60 RFg
    league RFg is 2.46

    attackgerbil July 20, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • Defense is this season as a center.

    attackgerbil July 20, 2007, 5:04 pm
  • Correction: Johnny has one assist.
    Melky’s RF9 is 3.24; Johnny’s is 3.01; league is 2.76
    Trying to talk myself into thinking this is no biggy .. it could be only for one game. Yeah, I suppose they could be giving Melky a rest day since he’s been in what seems like every game since late May, but he is .365 since July 1st so why sit him at this moment? Yeah Damon’s a vet, but he’s one of the ultimate team mate good guys, he would understand the kid is on a tear right now, wouldn’t he?. Yeah, he’s expensive to have on the pine, but who cares if you are winning? Yeah, it’s only one game and everyone wants to get a look at Duncan so why not put Johnny in the field for a game to see if it helps his bat, but will getting *more tired* really help hitting? Yeah, he’ll get to the catchable balls, but what about the uncatchable ones, don’t they need to get back to the field in a rapid, accurate manner, something that he is *never* going to be able to do?
    This just bothers me intensely. I don’t want to and will not use the word “turning point”, but GoodThingsâ„¢ really started to happen when Melky was in the line-up every day. How much his addition, or the subtraction of JD from center, or the subtraction of JG period had to do with everything, I dunno. I just want the kid out there. *sigh*

    attackgerbil July 20, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • Correction: Johnny has one assist
    What, he lent someone his Metrocard after a game?

    SF July 20, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • AG, relax brother! Did you watch the game yesterday? Melky is just still sore. I think we ALL can agree we want Melky out there. Everything will be just fine, deep breath!
    Go Yanks.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 20, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • SF, 3 words:
    Wily Mo Pena.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 20, 2007, 5:42 pm
  • Thanks, John. I know about his testy oblique, and there’s the day night on Saturday. All good reasons to give him the night off. But I get this nagging “feeling”…

    attackgerbil July 20, 2007, 5:58 pm

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