Joe Nathan came in to start the 9th inning on Wednesday night.
The Tigers had a 8-4 lead over the Pirates, so it wasn't a save situation. But Nathan promptly walked the first two batters.
Nathan got a fly out and double play to end the game, and the team's four-game losing streak.
After the game, Nathan did this:
It looks very intentional. So intentional, Nathan did it twice!
Now the fans weren't too receptive of Nathan on Wednesday night, but that is no excuse for him to do this.