Clay Hensley came in to pitch part of the ninth inning but it didn’t last long. Hensley threw a changeup that Sean Burroughs swung and missed for strike three in the bottom of the ninth, then went down in pain.
Hensley appears headed for a second trip to the DL this year. He was out May 7-22 with a left rib contusion after slipping and falling on some steps in the team hotel in Cincinnati.
This also sparks the question, who will the Marlins call up to replace his spot?
The most likely candidate in my eyes would be AAA Zephyrs pitcher Jose Ceda. Ceda, 24, has been absolutely dominant so far this year posting a 1.11 ERA with 15 saves.
Clay also received the loss in tonight’s game. Hensley is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA.
Get well soon Clay.