Detroit Tigers Vine: Joe Nathan Loves You...Has Funny Way of Showing It

Props to the Vinestrist: Malinda M, a diehard Pirates fan. Nice job. 

Well, the Tigers beat the Pirates, 8-4. 

But as usual, Joe Nathan, the closer, made it interesting, walking the lead-off batter in the ninth. After that, I went upstairs to help put my daughter to bed. I'm watching the replay right now... 

But thanks to Ryan Slocum of TV 12 in Flint, I stumbled upon this nice Vine of Nathan thanking the crowd at Comerica, which hasn't approved of his recent efforts. 

He's blown six saves this year and the Tigers are barely staying afloat in the AL Central. 

All of this after having a commanding lead. 

So, back at you, Joe. Thanks for punching in tonight.