On the eve of Heath Bell’s return to South Florida, the pitcher who took the place of the much-reviled closer in the Marlins bullpen brought back memories of his predecessor.

Steve Cishek coughed it up Thursday in a 5-3 loss to Cincinnati.

Just after the Marlins rallied in the ninth to tie the score and send it into extra innings, the Reds erupted for three runs off Cishek, whose record fell to 1-4 with the loss in the 10th.

“He’s not getting consistent reps,” said manager Mike Redmond of Cishek, who has had few opportunities to pitch to his role, with a lead in the ninth. “He’s not getting to pitch that much. Tonight we got him in there because he needed to pitch.”

If fans were planning to boo Bell upon his arrival Friday with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cishek provided them with reason to work their vocal chords into shape with Thursday’s rough outing.

After the Reds loaded the bases off Cishek, Brandon Phillips put Cincinnati in front with a sacrifice fly and Jay Bruce drove in two more runs with a double to bring out the boo birds in the crowd of 16,680.

And so the Marlins were swept in a three-game series for the fifth time this season and have lost eight of their past nine games. If they lose the series opener to Arizona on Friday, their record will fall to 11-31 and match the franchise-worst start of the 2006 Marlins.

Cishek would have never been put in a position to fail had the Marlins not discovered a bit of offensive life in the ninth, when Adeiny Hechavarria tripled off Reds starter Mat Latos and Marcell Ozuna delivered a game-tying triple off closer Aroldis Chapman.