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Joe Maddon, Super Genius

Maddon on the decision to call up outfielder Brandon Guyer, who made his MLB debut tonight:

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It's purely based on Niemann's down, we don't need that other starter until next week. So we want to be able to give Sam [Fuld] a day off today. Left handed pitcher for them [Zach Britton]. Why not bring up Brandon? It just makes sense. So that's what we did.

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I've never heard of bringing up a hitter just to give another hitter a game off.

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In Guyer's first at-bat, he hit a two-run homer off Britton.

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