I think it has been fair to question Trembley and pitching coach Rick Kranitz's usage of reliever Matt Albers in several games this season. However, I don't think last night was one of those times. Jason Berken was unavailable and probably will be again today after pitching in back-to-back games, including a 75-pitch, 4 1/3 inning outing on Thursday. Because of Berken's situation, you want to stay off your other long man, Mark Hendrickson, in case a starter is knocked out early the next two days. Koji Uehara was also unavailable, still recuperating from Wednesday's 30-pitch outing. Cla Meredith had pitched on back-to-back days, though Trembley had to use him a third straight day anyway. Will Ohman, who has had elbow and shoulder problems in the past, already leads the A.L. in appearances, and it's simply unfair and dangerous to ask him to pitch a full inning every time he goes out there. So if you're saving Alfredo Simon for the ninth inning, Albers was the only option last night.