The right arm of Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan has come back to life.
On Thursday the 39-year-old relief pitcher talked about how he was able to finish his pitches and his ability to locate the ball following a save against the Cleveland Indians.
“Today was more how I felt, being able to finish,” Nathan said via Tigers.com. “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 threw 18 pitches on Thursday and averaged 92 mph on his fastball.
Even after Thursday’s outing Nathan owns a 7.94 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP in six games this season but at-least he seems to be getting back to being the pitcher who is a six-time All-Star.