Marlins fans aren't the only ones wondering why closer Heath Bell had a terrible April.

"My daughter has called me up and asked me, 'Dad, is your arm hurt?' " said Bell, relaying a conversation with Jasmyne, 14. "I'm like, 'No.' She goes, 'what's wrong? You're usually really good.' "

In spite of Bell's bloated ERA (10.80) and eight walks and five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, Jasmyne and her siblings should expect to continue seeing their father in the ninth inning. Bell on Monday pitched in a non-save situation against the Diamondbacks and gave up two more runs on a hit, a walk and a hit batter.