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  1. Nathan's best not good enough this time

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan went with his best pitch against Rangers killer Kyle Seager in the ninth inning Sunday, knowing Seattle's third baseman was looking for the slider. That's Nathan's game. This is Seager's town. Seager connected wit...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  2. Nathan's blown save stings Rangers

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan departed the mound after his second blown save of the season, lifted up his glove and appeared to offer up a few choice words up to plate umpire Kerwin Danley. Nathan gave up the lead in the top of the ninth, and the Te...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  3. Buzz: Nathan pitches, nears player option

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joe Nathan can't remember the last time he went eight days without throwing. Maybe never since he became a closer. So he was more than happy to be back on the mound in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 7-1 victory over Tampa Ba...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  4. Postgame Notes: Nathan keeps warming

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Closer Joe Nathan was incredulous as he prepared to leave the ballpark after Saturday's 1-0 loss, that after warming up and not coming into a game for the eighth time in five games on this homestand, all losses. Nathan said he'...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  5. Should the Rangers trade Joe Nathan?

    Todd Wills

    Should the Rangers trade Joe Nathan? Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal had a late-breaking story Saturday night that reported, according to major league sources, the Rangers have had internal discussions about dealing their 38-year-old closer. It's a ...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  6. Rangers to honor Yankees' Rivera

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON -- The Texas Rangers will honor retiring New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera during a special pre-game ceremony before Thursday's game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Rangers closer Joe Nathan and former Texas closer John Wetteland,...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  7. On Rivera's night, Joe Nathan gets save

    Todd Wills

    On Mariano Rivera's night, it was Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan who got the save for the American League in a 3-0 victory in Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Nathan was called on to pitch the ninth inning after baseball's all-time saves leader, Ri...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  8. Cruz has another star-worthy performance

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan is a lock to make the American League All-Star team. Manager Ron Washington said so Friday. Outfielder Nelson Cruz deserves to be on the team when it's announced on Saturday. Cruz has done eve...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  9. Stock Report: Nathan, Perez up

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's Friday, which means it's time for our weekly stock report. Let's take a look at who's trending up and who's trending down with the Rangers: UP Joe Nathan: He was the American League delivery man of the month after savi...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  10. Stock Report: Nathan up, offense down

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's Friday, which means it's time for our weekly stock report. Let's take a look at who's trending up and who's trending down with the Rangers: STOCK UP Joe Nathan: Nathan hasn't been getting many save opportunities recentl...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  11. Buzz: Nathan prepared for consecutive days

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan doesn't need to be coddled. That was his response Thursday when asked about not being available for Monday's doubleheader loss in Arizona after pitching three straight days in Seattle. "I did it last year," Nat...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  12. Extra Bases: Nathan admires setup work

    Todd Wills

    HOUSTON -- Joe Nathan admired the work of Robbie Ross and Tanner Scheppers again in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros. The bridge to the Rangers closer has never been more secure. Ross and Scheppers gave the Rangers 2⅓ innings...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  13. Young bullpen keeps coming through

    Todd Wills

    The Rangers had their issues in the eighth and ninth innings of Monday's 5-4 victory over the Tampa Rays with veterans Derek Lowe and Joe Nathan wiggling out of trouble. Before that, 22-year-old Joe Ortiz faced five batters and got five outs. On S...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  14. Buzz: Nathan closes in on 300 saves

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan can become the 24th pitcher in major league history to join the 300-save club the next time he closes out a game. Maybe he'll get the chance Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels. He's already looking ahead at the ...

    Blog | April 06, 2013