Badenhop roughed up in start; goes on 15-day DL


MIAMI – Burke Badenhop, from Perrysburg High School and Bowling Green State University, had a rough
outing Saturday night while making his second start of the season for the Florida Marlins.
He lasted only 12/3 innings allowing five hits, four walks and six runs (five earned) while striking out
one against the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs’ Derek Lee hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning to secure the 9-8 victory for
"If anybody deserved anything today, I deserved a loss," Badenhop told "Nick
(Johnson) did very well in his debut and ‘Boni’ (Emilio Bonifacio) burning that center fielder is
something pretty amazing. You just wish you could contribute as well. They did a good job of jumping out
of that hole I put them in, but you never want to do that."
On Sunday Badenhop was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right trapezius muscle in his
"It wasn’t (hurting) going into the start," Badenhop told "I don’t think it had
anything to do with the amount of pitches, but I obviously threw like 30 pitches apiece over two
innings. I think I just kind of fatigued it pretty good. I wasn’t staying in my mechanics at all, and it
was pretty apparent. I guess they wanted to put me on the disabled list for a little bit and hopefully
get it back to where it needs to be."
Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez spoke about what Badenhop has meant to the Marlins bullpen in 2009.
"He’s been real good," Gonzalez said. "Any time we’ve needed him to pick up three or four
innings, he’s been able to do that."
Badenhop said his neck felt "sore" and explained what it was causing him to do on the mound on
Saturday night.
"It’s kind of something that it’s hard to not compensate for it, and that’s something you don’t want
to do because that leads to all sorts of problems," Badenhop said. "I think this is the best
course of action because I need to be out there and be able to throw strikes. There are plenty of people
that asked me if I was OK and said I didn’t look quite right. I guess it’s good that they would expect
something different out of me."
This season Badenhop is 5-4 with a 4.19 earned run average in 26 appearances. In 532/3 innings he has
allowed 58 hits and 20 walks with 37 strikeouts.

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