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2014: The 1st Inning (10-8)

While this is partly inspired by the old Sam Hoff season-as-innings feature, I’m not going to go into statistics too much, least of all cumulative team stats. No, I’m going to recap the games, because the games are what happened. (You might be surprised at how clearly you remember some of them.) I am, in fact, going to avoid too much summarizing of the “innings” in general...
Via Tigers Weblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Joe Nathan must improve to remain Detroit's closer

The Detroit Tigers won 90 games this season and advanced to the ALDS before being swept by the Baltimore Orioles. At second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, it appears little must be done in the off season to improve the offense. The pitching staff struggled to 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA. One particular area of inconsistency was at the back end of the bullpen, where Joe...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Joe Nathan will start 2015 as closer

Over the past few season's the Detroit Tigers have had a solid rotation and a powerhouse lineup.  The only thing that has often held them back has been their bullpen. In 2013, the bullpen struggles were on display during the American League Championship Series and this year they imploded again in the postseason.  One of their biggest struggles was their closer Joe Nathan. ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Detroit Tigers

The Tigers became the first team eliminated from the divisional series round, getting swept in three games by the Orioles. That early exit is a surprise, but how Detroit lost the series shouldn’t be. The Tigers’ defensive and bullpen flaws were apparent throughout the season, as was their tendency to get shut down by presumably mediocre pitching. Those deficiencies were completely...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Detroit Tigers

The Tigers became the first team eliminated from the divisional series round, getting swept in three games by the Orioles. That early exit is a surprise, but how Detroit lost the series shouldn’t be. The Tigers’ defensive and bullpen flaws were apparent throughout the season, as was their tendency to get shut down by presumably mediocre pitching. Those deficiencies were completely...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

While looking forward to the 2014 MLB postseason, the beginning of the playoffs also presents an opportunity to look back at the regular season that was. This one really seemed to whiz by quickly, as bigger storylines dominated the headlines and national narrative, rolling over the smaller developments that we often take time to examine and appreciate. That period of reflection...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: The Tigers clinch their 4th consecutive division title with 3-0 win over Twins

The Tigers clinched their fourth straight AL Central title Sunday afternoon after a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins taking things down to game 162. David Price was everything you’d thought he be in a pressure game like this going 7.1 strong innings allowing no runs on 4 hits with 8 strikeouts. Joe Nathan, who has struggled tremendously this year was light’s out in the 9th getting...
Via The Majors Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit Tigers Clinch Fourth Straight AL Central Title

It took until Game 162 of the regular season, but the Detroit Tigers finally — finally — locked up an AL Central title they were expected to have in hand long ago. David Price twirled a gem on Sunday afternoon vs. the Twins, with the offense providing him just enough support in a 3-0 victory. The final out came when Joe Nathan induced a foul popup, which Alex Avila tracked down...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers win appeal on wild play, top Royals to boost AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2½ games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston. Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan, Tigers escape with 3-2 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers win appeal, top Royals to boost AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston. Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan, Tigers escape with 3-2 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers win appeal, top Royals to boost AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell into a tie for the second wild-card spot with Seattle, which played later at Houston. Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joe Nathan Picks Off Jarrod Dyson

Jarrod Dyson committed one of the all-time boneheaded baserunning you’ll ever see on Tuesday night, and the Detroit Tigers’ Joe Nathan took advantage to lock up a save. With the Tigers clinging to a 4-2 lead in the ninth inning, Dyson, a pinch-runner at second base for Nori Aoki, was picked off despite the tying run standing at first. Nathan set, then wheeled toward second base...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Roundup: Tigers Dominate, Nathan Donates, and Schedule Change

After a big, crazy, Monday in downtown Detroit, the city has returned to a quieter scene. That will not last long though as the Tigers take on the Royals in the second game of their big three game series. The Tigers struck early and often in their game against the Royals yesterday. The big difference ended up being the eight run third inning that the Tigers were able to use en route...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Soria getting close; Nathan fine

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers bullpen appears to be getting stronger as they head into an important series. Joakim Soria on Monday took an important step in returning to the Tigers, and closer Joe Nathan is apparently fine after experiencing some elbow tenderness. Soria threw a simulated game Monday and felt good afterwards. "I threw a full live BP," Soria said. "I...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria, Anibal Sanchez

Three Detroit Tigers pitchers who are dealing with injuries appear to be on the mend.  Closer Joe Nathan is experiencing elbow tenderness, but will most likely avoid the disabled list.  Relief pitcher Joakim Soria threw 25 pitches today and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez is slowly rehabbing with hopes to possibly return to the rotation this season.Joe Nathan has been dealing...
Via MLB Injury News
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers closer Joe Nathan appears to, finally, be finding groove

This is one of those fate-tempting notes. You know the kind. As soon as you think it, but especially as soon as you write it, the reverse happens. But here goes. If Joe Nathan’s ERA drops as much with his next outing — or even close to as much — as it did with his 29th save on Tuesday night in the Tigers’ 4-2 victory over the Indians, it will be under 5.00 for the first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Closer Joe Nathan Reads Mean Tweets About Himself (Video)

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan is having an off year. Fans had high hopes for Nathan when he signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the team this past offseason, but things quickly turned around. Nathan — who currently has the seventh-most saves in MLB history at 369 — has seen his ERA skyrocket to 5.25 from 1.39 last season with the Texas Rangers. And fans have been...
Via NESN.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan Reads Mean Tweets…About Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan’s heard just about everything from Tigers fans this season. Channeling his inner Jimmy Kimmel,  97.1 FM The Ticket’s Jeff Riger recently went in to the Tigers clubhouse and had Nathan read angry tweets about himself as tweeted by fans. The video is priceless, and actually good to see. Despite Nathan’s 5.25 ERA, he’s actually 5th in the American League in saves...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan pitches perfect ninth, finishes crucial victory for Tigers

DETROIT -- Everyone knew that Derek Jeter was going to get a huge ovation when he batted for the first time in Tuesday night's game. The unexpected ovation was the one for Joe Nathan. A sold-out Comerica Park crowd, which had waited out a 68-minute rain delay before the first pitch, chanted "Let's Go Joe" as the embattled Tigers closer retired the first batter of...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

By The Numbers: Joe Nathan needs to improve for Tigers to have shot at postseason

It’s no secret that Joe Nathan has struggled this season. On the mound, he’s posting a career worse 5.36 ERA, and with more than a month left in the regular season, has tied his career high with 6 blown saves. Off the mound, he’s been dealing with fan frustration. A few obscene gestures towards a mocking Comerica Park crowd has put Nathan in the news for all the wrong reasons...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Joe Nathan edition

The Detroit Tigers have one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball and for pitcher Joe Nathan who was supposed to be the man who manager Brad Ausmus could count on, the 39-year-old pitcher has been far from reliable. After last night’s performance again the Tampa Bay Rays giving up a run and leaving two men on base, I have officially given up on Nathan. In the last eight appearances...
Via isportsweb.com
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan picks up emotional save Saturday

DETROIT -- Joe Nathan has saved 366 games in his career, but none of them might have been more emotional than Saturday night against Seattle. Pitching for the first time since Wednesday's profane gesture directed at the Comerica Park fans that had booed him, Nathan had a shaky ninth inning, but picked up his 25th save despite allowing a run. "I still feel absolutely terrible...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.119: Mariners at Tigers

The scorching hot Mariners roll into the D tonight, winners of 4 in a row and 8 out of their last 10. In fact, the Mariners are 9-3 in the Austin Jackson era, and he recently accounted for all 4 RBIs in a 4-2 Mariners win. The Tigers counter with an impressive streak of their own, having won 2 in a row, 2 out of their last 6, and 3 out of their last 9. What looked like an innocuous...
Via Tigers Weblog
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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