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I was kind of bothered by the fact that Madson was used to finish off this game. What about Eude Brito? Geary? I'm afraid Madson, Ugueth, and Wagner are in danger of getting overworked.

Exactly. As someone mentioned on another blog, it makes no sense to bring up Brito to NOT pitch instead of a position player you can use, like Victorino.
The bench is much thinner than the bullpen and the Phillies do not need 12 pitchers.

Victorino would be a sixth outfielder and wouldn't play. I don't see the logic in that, either.

Frankly, I'd rather have Brito for an emergency, and I'm willing to bet more than one pitcher in that pen is pitching hurt. If Lidle gets bombed, for example, down 10-2 after three, it's nice to have Brito so the better pitchers like Madson don't need to perform mop-up. He's also a LHP.

CM doesn't really trust any of his bullpen besides Wagner, Urbina and Madsen. He will bring in Cormier for a situation stint, but he will only bring in the others (Fultz, Geary and Brito) when really pushed to the wall. Having three guys you can rely on is usually enough, but not when you are looking for three innings a game out of your pen just about every game.

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