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Pinto's (elbow) MRI negative

PHILADELPHIA -- Renyel Pinto's stint on the disabled list isn't going to be very long. According to Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, the MRI on the left-handed reliever's elbow didn't reveal anything more than inflammation.

"We’re going to give him a couple days of not throwing and then get him cranked up again," Gonzalez said.

Pinto began his stint on the DL retroactive to May 23. In the meantime, the Marlins will continue to rely most on Dan Meyer and Leo Nunez (whom Gonzalez said negates lefties with his changeup) to handle left-handed hitters late in games.

Meyer, who has pitched in three straight games, will likely face one or two hitters tops Tuesday -- and Nunez will likely rest along with closer Matt Lindstrom. Both have pitched in three straight games. That leaves the Marlins bullpen pretty thin for tonight's game -- especially with Burke Badenhop making the start Wednesday. Look for Kiko Calero and Brian Sanches to see the bulk of the late inning work.

> Gonzalez said the reason he decided to put Emilio Bonifacio back at the top of the lineup Tuesday instead of keeping rookie Chris Coghlan (who went 2 for 5 Monday) there is because he doesn't want to lose Bonifacio's speed. "Boni's speed is his tool," Gonzalez said. "You put him eighth and you kind of negate it." Gonzalez said Coghlan is a good enough hitter to bat anywhere in the lineup.

> The Marlins could potentially tie a club record tonight -- one they set last year -- by hitting another home run. Wes Helms extended Florida's streak to 13 games last night with his fourth-inning blast off Jamie Moyer. The Fish have hit the fourth-most home runs in the majors since 2007.

> Wednesday starter Burke Badenhop will be on a 65-70 pitch limit. "He's hit 45 a couple times," Gonzalez said of Badenhop, who has worked in long relief stints all season. "We don't want to push it more than 65 or 70." Gonzalez said the Marlins will likely need Badenhop or another pitcher to fill in the fifth starter's role for another start until Anibal Sanchez, Rick VandenHurk or Ricky Nolasco are ready to fill the void by June 7th.


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Nunez AND Lindstrom not available today???? Unreal! Why did we use BOTH of them on Saturday and Sunday? on Saturday, Lindstrom came into a losing ball game in the 9th and was allowed to throw about 30 pitches for no reason really! Wasn't like he needed the work! Then he was used again on Sunday in a tie ball game.

It's bad management in my opinion! Using the guys you need to lock down a win when you aren't winning! Sunday I understand a little more, trying to keep the game tied, but Saturday? That was a waste! Especially after he had thrown 15-20 pitches! Just leaving him in there longer was even more ridiculous!


I said once and I will say it again -- What is obvious to us and the rest of the world, such is not the case with Fredi. No reason to give Nunez a rest as he has been one of our most reliable relievers minus the recent bad outings of late.


paolo are you stupid? hes pitched 3 straight days. you complain about other guys getting pitched to much but its ok for a smaller guy like nunez? anytime you want to shut up is ok with me

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