|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 LHB|| 3.0||0||0|| 12.00||0||2||1|
|vs RHB|| 2.2||0||0|| 3.38||0||2||3|
|04/19/2014||Joe Nathan, RP DET||Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
|04/19/2014||David Price, SP TB|
Danny Salazar, SP CLE
|Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL|
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|04/19/2014||Carlos Santana, 3B CLE|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|Yadier Molina, C STL|
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|Last 10 Games|
|Joe Nathan: Pitches 'a lot livelier' in last outing |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/18/14) What Tigers veteran closer Joe Nathan described as a "dead arm period" is over, he told MLB.com after shutting down Cleveland for a save Thursday afternoon.
"Today was more how I felt, being able to finish," he said after retiring the Indians in order in the ninth. "My velocity is what it's going to be, but moreso I was locating where I wanted to. But it did feel like it was a lot livelier. There's different 91s, different 92s, but today, at least finishing pitches, it felt like it was jumping out of my hand better."
Nathan had yielded five earned runs, seven hits and four walks in his previous 3 1/3 innings covering four appearances.
|Joe Nathan finally collects second save |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/17/14) Just 12 days removed from his first save, Tigers closer Joe Nathan slammed the door shut on the Indians Thursday afternoon for his second save of the season.
Nathan entered the game in the ninth and forced Mike Aviles to foul out, followed by a Carlos Santana strikeout and a Michael Brantley fly out to end the game, securing a 7-5 victory. The right-hander has not allowed a run over his last five innings pitched. He owns a 7.94 ERA and 1.94 WHIP along with 4:4 K:BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings pitched.
|Joe Nathan downplays "dead arm" comments |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/10/14) Tigers closer Joe Nathan walked his earlier comments back Wednesday, telling MLB.com he is not concerned about the "dead arm" he told a local radio station he was dealing with.
"It's not an injury. It's something that every pitcher goes through every year," Nathan said. "It's not even newsworthy. You guys shouldn't even waste your time writing about dead arm, because it's basically like knowing there's second base on the field."
Nathan told MLB.com he is neither in pain nor particularly sore, and will just have to continue pitching until he feels better. He is averaging just 90.2 miles per hour on his fastball, down two MPH from his average last year.
Nathan has blown one of two save opportunities so far, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings of work.
|Joe Nathan dealing with 'dead arm' phase |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/9/14) Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan admitted Wednesday that he's dealing with a "dead arm" phase, Mad Dog Sports Radio reports.
Nathan says he's still "fine-tuning" things. He'll just have to pitch through the dead arm until it feels better. Nathan has given up two earned runs in 2 2/3 innings this season while converting one of his two save opportunities.
|Joe Nathan struggles again, but nails down save |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Tigers closer Joe Nathan was credited with a save Saturday, but it's not one he will remember fondly.
He sprayed gasoline on the fire started by his fellow relievers in a nervous ninth inning, which began with his team leading 7-1. He gave up a single and double to cut the lead to 7-5 before settling down to strike out Nelson Cruz and retire Chris Davis and keep his team unbeaten.
Nathan has already blown a save this season and owns a 6.75 ERA.
|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|
|4/20/14||LAA||1:08 pm||Hector Santiago|
|4/21/14||CHW||7:08 pm||John Danks|
|4/22/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Chris Sale|
|4/23/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Felipe Paulino|
|4/24/14||CHW||1:08 pm||Jose Quintana|
|4/25/14||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|4/26/14||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
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