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Will Jose Ceda get a call up? Plus Baker, Dominguez, Hensley updates

WASHINGTON -- Leo Nunez isn't the only pitcher in the organization leading the league in saves.

Jose Ceda Hard throwing Jose Ceda, who came into spring training overweight, has been dominating down in Triple A and leads the Pacific Coast League with 11 saves. The 6-4, 275-pound right hander is 1-1 with a 0.53 ERA and in 17 innings of relief has given up just nine hits and one earned run, striking out 20 and walking five.

So is there a chance Ceda come up and strengthen a Marlins bullpen that already owns the second-lowest bullpen ERA in the majors (2.56) and the major league leader in saves in Nunez (14)?

"Oh, I don't know," Marlins President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest said Sunday. "The guys up here are doing okay. We've got a few relievers down there doing a nice job. [Jhan] Mranez in Double A (0-2, 3.07 ERA), [Steve] Cishek who was here for a day [from Triple (1-1, 1.89 ERA). The relievers are doing pretty well."

> In other news, catcher John Baker and third baseman Matt Dominguez have been moved up to Double A Jacksonville after spending the past week in Single A Jupiter.

Dominguez, who was given every opportunity in spring training to win the third base job, played in four games and was 3 for 18 in his first action since fracturing his left elbow on April 1. Baker, still trying to come back from Tommy John surgery, played in four games and went 0 for 7.

"The plan is to eventually send Matt to Triple [A]," Beinfest said. "I saw [Baker] play in Jupiter, he looked fine. Some days are better than others coming back from Tommy John. He's okay."

> As for setup man Clay Hensley, who was sent to the disabled list on May 7 with a left rib contusion, Beinfest said he threw a bullpen Saturday. "The target [return date] is right around the time he's supposed to." Hensley is scheduled to come off the disabled list next Sunday.

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infante grounds out to 2nd

This guy Vazquez is a JOKE ! His contract is an even bigger joke... How can we spend 8 mil on a pitcher who hasnt gotten anybody out in 2 years ?? Every time he pitches is an attomatic L. Get rid of this guy and bring up Sanabia already .

'witz

Too true about J. Vazquez. If signing him was an honest mistake, with each start it gets harder to use that explanation for giving him the ball.
Continuing to start him verges on willful malpractice.

'witz

rbleigh

6 runs in the first inning, there is no way the Marlins brass can justify keeping this guy around. Falling behind so early totally takes the team out of contention. Disgusting.

And to think I was for giving him until the end of May but after today he has no business being in the rotation.

Lou Vales

Back from Asheville.

In reality that 1st inning was a joke.

Bunt Single
Infield Hit--With our All Star SS loading up for the throw.
Flair--and LoMo being LoMo
End of the bat Liner
Double play grounder--only get 1

NOW the All Star SS is another matter. IF you are an All Star it should NEVER be a situation where Tyler Blanking Clippard is DEFINITELY going to get you out. I did LOVE the way Tyler spun Hanley like a top after that crap with the bat.Thought it might wake him up, but NOT Hanley.

manny

Yet somehow, JV pitches perfect innings afterwards, my opinion, have a reliever pitch the first inning and then Javier Vazquez pitch after cause this guy cant handle first inning.

Lou Vales

I hope to God that Badenhop realizes the ONLY reason he is on a Major League roster and not doing what CAREER minor leaguers do is because the Marlins Brain Trust--LOL---believe that by keeping his sorry scrawny butt on the team that somehow means the marlins got SOMETHING for Cabrera. Well, the answer is NO because Badenhop typifies flotsam and if not for the Grace of God he would be in Bowling Green, Ohio or some other hamlet memorizing the nicknames of every minor league team.

infante grounds out to 2nd

Why not even give Brian Sanches a chance to start ?

He has been lights out for the most part and is definitely better than this BUM Vazquez.

Lou Vales

See, I can't get off the topic of the "Blanking Hopper", in this story you have Beinfest literally dismissing Ceda while allowing sediment like Badenhop on this 25 Man. This team is potentially too good to have clutter like him on the team. If Choate does not bail that Minor Leaguer out Friday in the 9th, they lose that game. And YET they are seemingly punishing Ceda for past sins while allowing the Bowling Green Blooper to allow add on runs and to just do what the Hoppers of the World do.

By the way, could we get Morrison some outfield work before he kills himself. There is a potential "Follies Film" in the works with LoMo's outfield play.

Lou Vales

Sorry.I forgot. We also STILL have Dallas Trahern from the Cabrera deal. This deal of a future Hall , future Batting Champion and potential MVP is the WORST deal in MLB since Brock for Broglio. May go down in the Top 5. Can't be Number 1 ONLY because nothing beats Ruth for 100 Grand.

Dallas Trahern--7.50 ERA at New Orleans-- and Badenhop is what we have to show for Miguel Cabrera who is a consensus pick as one of the Top 3 hitters in baseball.

Hopper, just go home. Please!! Every time I see you doing that silly little faux hop on the mind it makes me sick!!

Villa26

@ Lou Vales shut up man!!!!
The Hopper is amazing... We love Burke, why a "marlins fan" hates a player that much??
You must like EVERY player on this team because you know how hard they have worked just to get there...!!!
And I know that the Hopper WILL help us.
So.... Are you with the Marlins??!!

Lou Vales

I DON'T hate the player. I don't blame him for taking a Major League salary and food allowance. I blame the people who carry him on the roster. If a Big 4 Accounting firm hired a CPA who did not know a debit from a credit, it would not be the CPA's fault but the firm doing the hiring.

brg611

lou vales, how are you doing with your homeowners insurance?

JUAN YANES

PLEASE SOMEBODY LET ME KNOW WHY MR EDWING REMAIN HANDLEY RAMIREZ (0.203 AVE) AS THIRD IN MARLINS LINE-UP. I THINK MR. EDWING IS WEAKING MARLINS OFFENSIVE PENCIL ABSURD LINE-UP. MORE SCORE RUN WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING LINE-UP: # 1. HANDLEY, #2. COGHLAND. # 3. GABBY # 4. MORRISON # 5. STANTON # 6. DOGGS #7. BUCK # 8. INFANTE/BONIFACIO

Stan M

Let's give Koehler a chance to start a few games. He can't possibly be any worse than Vazquez and might be better. We have the Braves breathing down our backs in the Wild Card race and accepting a sure loss every 5th day is not conducive to remaining in contention. If the Hopper was our major problem then we would have few worries. When we can field a lineup with Buck hitting 7th or 8th, then that is a very strong lineup indeed.
Now we must dominate the Mets and gain ground for when facing tougher opponents down the road. Lou, it's nice to have you back, but please go a little easier on a team you are rooting for. For all of the accolades going JJ's way, let's see him pitch enough innings to get a win. The bullpen can't blow games for you if they are not used.

JUAN YANES

MR. EDWING SOMETIMES WEAKS THE TEAM INSTEAD OF STRENGHT THE PLAY. EXAMPLE IN PREVIOUS GAME OFF NATIONALS WITH RUNNER ON SECOND AND THIRD AND FIRST EMPTY HE ALLOWED VOLSTAD THROW AGAINST LEFTY BERNARDINA INSTEAD OF WALK INTENTIONAL AND THROW AGAINST THE NEXT RIGHT HANDER HITTER, IT COST TWO RUNS BECAUSE VOLSTAD STRIKED OUT THE RIGHT HITTER;
WITH THE LINE-UP THE SAME THING HE PENCIL ABSURD BATTING ORDER WEAKING THE POTENCIAL OFFENSE OF THE TEAM. I WISH TO KNOW ANOTHER FANS OPINION ABOUT

Stan M

juan,
I couldn't understand why Vazquez was allowed to hit when we had scored 2 runs and the score was 6-2. We had runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs and could have gotten back in the game. Maybe I let JJ, Anibel or Ricky hit there; but Vazquez? And I agree that Hanley is currently a rally killer and should hit lower for several reasons. And as I keep repeating, I'd like to see him hit for Boston or SF.

Erick

Badenhop has a career 3.60 ERA, 1.26 WHIP in 95 games as a reliever. HORRIBLE!

Tyler Clippard has been dominant all year. NO BUSINESS GETTING HANLEY OUT!

Who is this Lou Vales guy? What an idiot.

Erick

Juan, Edwin didn't walk the lefty because the righty (Ian Desmond) has owned Chris Volstad throughout his career.

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