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• Roenicke wanted to clear the air about the bullpen mixup in the seventh inning of Thursday night's 5-4 loss to the Braves. When Roenicke tried to bring in lefty Will Smith, Zach Duke came running in from the bullpen.

Roenicke said catcher Martin Maldonado "did not mess anything up. He knew he had to hurry down there to warm up the second pitcher who we wanted, but he wasn't relaying a message from me."

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• Roenicke wanted to clear the air about the bullpen mixup in the seventh inning of Thursday night's 5-4 loss to the Braves. When Roenicke tried to bring in lefty Will Smith, Zach Duke came running in from the bullpen.

Roenicke said catcher Martin Maldonado "did not mess anything up. He knew he had to hurry down there to warm up the second pitcher who we wanted, but he wasn't relaying a message from me."

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The dugout had already sent a call to the bullpen about what pitchers they wanted warming up. Roenicke said the dugout wasn't watching the monitor that shows action in the bullpen.

"Not too often do you look at the monitors," Roenicke said. "The most part you look at the monitors is for the other team who's up in their bullpen and what's going on. Rarely do we look at our own guys, because we figure it's already handled."

Christina De Nicola is a contributor to MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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