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10 hours ago
Rotoworld
Joe Nathan struck out the side to emphatically shut out the lights on the Angels in a 6-4 Thursday victory.
Jul 23, 2014
KFFL
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed Wednesday, July 23, that RP Joe Nathan will ...
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Analysis: Beleagured Tigers closer Joe Nathan strikes out side, makes a statement in wake of trade

Analysis: Beleagured Tigers closer Joe Nathan strikes out side, makes a statement in wake of trade

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathans intention wasnt to make a statement. It was to close out the game. He accomplished both Thursday night. Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Nathan celebrates his team's 6-4 win against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. on Thursday.AP Photo  ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan's intention wasn't to make a statement. It was to close out the game. He accomplished both Thursday night. A day after the Tigers acquired veteran reliever Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers, Nathan took the mound in the ninth inning and...
Rotoworld 10 hours ago

Joakim who?: Joe Nathan strikes out side - Joe Nathan (R) Detroit Tigers

Joe Nathan struck out the side to emphatically shut out the lights on the Angels in a 6-4 Thursday victory.
Detroit Free Press 11 hours ago

Trade for Soria strengthens Tigers' late-inning relief, but Nathan remains closer

As Joakim Soria held his introductory session with the Detroit media in the Tigers clubhouse Thursday afternoon, Joe Nathan walked up and gave Soria a handshake and a welcoming smile.
KFFL Jul 23, 2014

Tigers | Joe Nathan remains closer

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed Wednesday, July 23, that RP Joe Nathan will ...
Detroit Free Press Jul 22, 2014

Detroit 4, Arizona 3: Verlander picks up win, Nathan save in Tigers' win

Joe Nathan earned his 20th save of the season for the Tigers.
Detroit Free Press Jul 20, 2014

Detroit 5, Cleveland 1: Tigers' Nathan shakes off loss by slamming door on Tribe to avoid sweep

It was Sunday afternoon, so Joe Nathan didn't really want to talk about Saturday night.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2014
Joe Nathan's message to Detroit Tigers fans: 'I'm busting my butt to get better every day'

Joe Nathan's message to Detroit Tigers fans: 'I'm busting my butt to get better every day'

Nathan touched upon several topics Sunday after a 1-2-3 ninth inning in a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. DETROIT -- Joe Nathan hears the boos. He says he understands the frustation some Detroit Tigers fans have vented in his direction this season. He wishes fans would be more like players, that they would try to stay more even-keeled rather than alternate between cheers and jeers from one day to the next. "Do we always want the fans supporting us? Yes," he said Sunday after throwing a clean 1-2-3 ninth inning in a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. "And I...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2014
Brad Ausmus on possibility of replacing struggling Joe Nathan as closer: 'I'm not near that point'

Brad Ausmus on possibility of replacing struggling Joe Nathan as closer: 'I'm not near that point'

DETROIT -- He couldn't say he was even if he were. But Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday night that he's nowhere near the point where he would consider replacing Joe Nathan as the closer. Nathan surrendered a bases-loaded double in the ninth inning Saturday night to carry the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over the Tigers. Nathan struggled with... DETROIT -- He couldn't say he was even if he were. But Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday night that he's nowhere near the point where he would consider replacing Joe Nathan as the closer. Nathan...
Bless You Boys Jul 19, 2014
Indians 5, Tigers 2: Too little offense, too much Joe Nathan lead to a Tribe doubleheader sweep

Indians 5, Tigers 2: Too little offense, too much Joe Nathan lead to a Tribe doubleheader sweep

The Indians broke open a 2-2 game in the ninth inning when Carlos Santana unloaded a bases loaded double off Joe Nathan. The Tigers' offense was in stasis, the heart of the batting order combining on a 1-for-20 night. The Cleveland Indians completed a sweep of their doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers, taking the nightcap 5-2. Cleveland broke open a 2-2 game in the ninth inning when badly struggling Detroit closer Joe Nathan gave up a two out, three RBI double to Carlos Santana. The Indians have started the second half by taking three straight from the first place Tigers, pulling within...
Detroit News Jul 19, 2014

Indians rock Tigers for doubleheader sweep

Everything was a struggle for Tigers pitchers Max Scherzer and Joe Nathan. Scherzer got the cheers. Nathan got the boos when he allowed a bases-clearing double in the ninth inning to designated hitter Carlos Santana.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2014
Indians 5, Tigers 2: Joe Nathan gives up three-run double to Carlos Santana in top of ninth inning

Indians 5, Tigers 2: Joe Nathan gives up three-run double to Carlos Santana in top of ninth inning

The Tigers have lost four consecutive games and lead the Indians by just 4 1/2 games in the Central Division race. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers bats were quiet. Joe Nathan struggled. The Tigers lost their fourth consecutive game. Carlos Santana hit a bases-clearing double off Nathan to give the Cleveland Indians a 5-2 victory Saturday night and a doubleheader sweep of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have lost four consecutive games and lead the Indians by just 4 1/2 games in the Central Division race. Seven days ago, the Tigers led the division by 7 1/2 games...
Detroit News Jul 11, 2014

Fair or Foul: Another nosedive by Tigers not likely

With J.D. Martinez's sizzling bat and the bullpen ironing out a few problems -- Joe Nathan in particular -- don't expect a late-July or August fade by the Tigers.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 10, 2014
Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan 'in the zone' after tweaking mechanics for first time in 14-year career

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan 'in the zone' after tweaking mechanics for first time in 14-year career

Joe Nathan never had to worry about mechanics, until now. DETROIT — Joe Nathan has been around the block. He's seen all baseball has to offer over the course of a 14-year career in the majors. But in all that time, he's never, up until this season as a Detroit Tiger, had an issue with mechanics. "It was more do-what-I-do and throw the baseball," he admits. Then came late-May of this season, when Nathan's numbers as the Tigers' closer began to balloon. From May 21 to June 7, Nathan allowed 12 runs and recorded two blown saves and two losses. During...
KFFL Jul 10, 2014

Tigers | Joe Nathan turns things around

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan has rattled off three straight scoreless outings, in which he ...
Detroit News Jul 9, 2014

Tigers closer Joe Nathan finds it's a game of inches

Now Nathan is behaving like the pitcher who tortured the Tigers for years and who treated other teams almost as cruelly. His remedy was as ironic as the mechanical malady that in earlier games had him walking batters and getting bashed.

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