|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||64.00||3.00||5.00||41.00||2.81||1.01||68.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Minnesota|| 3.2||1||0|| 2.45||1||2||1|
|vs LHB|| 29.2||0||0|| 4.85||0||18||21|
|vs RHB|| 24.1||0||0|| 4.81||0||9||31|
|09/16/2014||Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL|
Adam Dunn, DH OAK
|Allen Craig, LF BOS|
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|09/16/2014||Matt Cain, SP SF|
Matt Holliday, LF STL
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|Mike Fiers, RP MIL|
Grant Balfour, RP TB
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
|09/15/2014||Joe Nathan, RP DET||Tsuyoshi Wada, SP CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
|Joe Nathan notches 32nd save in rocky fashion |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(9/14/14) Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan earned his 32nd save Sunday, but it was anything but routine. Nathan allowed two hits, a walk and a run in the ninth inning before sealing Detroit's 6-4 victory over the Indians.
Nathan has a 4.83 ERA and is 32 for 38 in save opportunities.
|Joe Nathan closes out Cleveland |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/13/14) Tigers closer Joe Nathan struck out, worked his way around a walk and needed 17 pitches to complete a scoreless ninth inning for the save Saturday night against Cleveland. He has converted 31 of 37 save chances, with a 4.75 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP over 53 innings of relief.
|Joe Nathan delivers 30th save Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/10/14) Tigers closer Joe Nathan earned his 30th save Tuesday, surrendering two hits and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Royals.
Nathan had managed just two strikeouts in his last eight innings before racking up a pair of them Tuesday. He allowed two infield singles to begin the ninth inning Tuesday but sandwiched the two strikeouts around a caught stealing to escape with no damage done. Nathan owns a 4.85 ERA and 51:25 K:BB ratio in 52 innings.
|Joe Nathan dealing with sore elbow |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/8/14) Tigers closer Joe Nathan, who hasn't appeared in a game in nearly a week, has been dealing with some elbow tenderness, manager Brad Ausmus told FOXSportsDetroit.com. He should be available to pitch Monday against the Royals, though.
|Joe Nathan picks up save No. 29 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/3/14) Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan picked up his 29th save Tuesday against the Indians.
Nathan entered the game with a two-run lead. After quickly picking up two outs to open the inning, Nathan allowed a single. With the possible scoring run at the plate, Nathan got Carlos Santana to fly out to end the game. Nathan lowered his ERA to 5.04 following the outing.
|Only in the Year of the Closer -- that magical 2013 season when Greg Holland, Kenley Jansen, Koji Uehara and Jason Grilli all flirted with Craig Kimbrel-like greatness -- could Joe Nathan's 1.39 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 10.2 strikeouts go overlooked. Those are jaw-dropping numbers, among the best ever for one of the best closers ever, and he achieved them pitching half his games in one of the most hitter-friendly venues in baseball. And yet you get the sense Fantasy owners aren't excited about drafting him. No, he won't challenge for 100 strikeouts like Kimbrel, Holland, Jansen, Uehara, Aroldis Chapman or, shoot, Trevor Rosenthal. But one advantage he has over that entire bunch is longevity. Given his track record, he has virtually zero chance of disappointing. Apart from that 2010-2011 period when he was recovering from Tommy John surgery, he has been a stud closer since stepping into the role in 2004, and he should continue to pile up saves after jumping from one contender to another this offseason. The Tigers, with their starting rotation, should deliver plenty of opportunities. If Nathan's relative lack of sizzle causes him to drop outside the top five relievers on Draft Day, consider it a gift. Even at age 39, he's about as worry-free as you'll find at the position.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/16/14||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Ricky Nolasco|
|9/17/14||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|9/19/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|9/20/14||@ KC||1:05 pm||Jason Vargas|
|9/21/14||@ KC||2:10 pm||James Shields|
|9/22/14||CHW||7:08 pm||John Danks|
|9/23/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Chris Bassitt|
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