"I can get ready in eight pitches," Nathan said.
While an older arm theoretically should take longer to warm, Nathan doesn't rely on velocity the same way he used to. He also knows how to warm up better than he used to.
• The Tigers announced that they'll make up last week's postponed game against Cleveland with a day-night doubleheader on Saturday, July 19. Tickets for the postponed game will be good for the 1:05 p.m. ET contest. The originally scheduled game for that day remains at 7:05 p.m.
• Left fielder J.D. Martinez had an eventful ending to his first start at Comerica Park on Tuesday, fighting the lights to track Alexei Ramirez's game-ending line drive to left with the potential go-ahead run on deck.
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