Victor Martinez helped the Detroit Tigers overcome the struggles of Joe Nathan.
Brad Ausmus offered the well-worn caveat that relievers often find it harder to pitch in no-pressure situations than in close games.
“For me, the most important thing is for guys to relax,” Nathan continued. “We’ve got to go down there, continue to have fun.”
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Detroit newcomers Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan each pitched a scoreless inning Thursday, helping the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2.
Last year, the Detroit Tigers never fully settled on a closer. With the arrival of Joe Nathan, that shouldn’t be a problem this season.
As much of a topic as offense has been this off-season, Nathan believes the defense will make the difference in 2014.
When the Detroit Tigers introduced new closer Joe Nathan this week, the news conference quickly became about a lot more than Joe Nathan.
Dombrowski shot down reports of getting guys like Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran and made it very clear that the Tigers will not be players in the free agent market for the rest of the offseason.
I wonder if Luke knows yet? He should order the most expensive thing on the menu when he find out.