Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Melvin Mercedes had 16 saves and a 1.82 ERA in 24 2/3 innings for the GCL Tigers but he’s had a tough time since getting promoted to the Whitecaps. He made his second appearance yesterday and he gave up (with some help from Tyler Stohr, three runs in the bottom of the eighth and he was tagged with the loss. It’s too bad because a decent start by Luke Putkonen went to waste. He gave up an unearned run on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Gustavo Nunez went two for four with a triple and a run. Ron Bourquin went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Jonah Nickerson improved to 7-6 on the season with a nice start in the SeaWolves 3-2 win over Akron. He gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Brett Jensen got the final five outs with giving up a hit and he struck out two to pick up his tenth save of the season.
Cale Iorg went two for three with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Ron Bourquin went two for four with a double and a run.
Jonah Nickerson fell to 4-6 on the season with a rough start in Erie’s 10-5 loss to Harrisburg. He gave up seven runs on ten hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Reliever Ramon Garcia also had a tough time and he gave up three runs in two innings of relief.
Brennan Boesch was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for three with a home run, two RBIs and two runs. Ron Bourquin tripled and he drove in one.
Down 3-0, the Whitecaps rallied for two runs in the ninth inning but it was enough in the 3-2 loss. Bryan Pounds had the big hit with a double and two RBIs but that was the end of the rally. Ron Bourqin drew two walks and he scored one of the runs.
A pretty good start by Mark Sorenson went to waste. He fell to 0-1 and he gave up two unearneds run on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings.
This looks like it would have been a fun game to catch. The White Caps were pummelled in the first four innings and for at least a half inning, they were down 8-0. Then they slowly began to chip away at the lead until they stormed back and scored three in the ninth on a Ben Guez three homer to tie it. Then in the bottom of the thirteenth, Luis Palacios scored on Brandon Douglas’ sac. fly to win it.
Guez finished two for seven but he had the big hit in the ninth. Ron Bourquin went three for six with an RBI in the 9-8 win.
Brandon Hamilton took the brunt of Clinton’s offense and he gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings. Jared Gayhart gave up just two hits and a walk in four innings of shutout relief while Tyler Stohr struck out four and gave up just one hit in three shutout innings to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Jared Gayhart gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth that cost the White Caps in a 4-3 loss to Lansing. This came after a mediocre start by Brandon Hamilton, who gave up three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in six innings.
Jordan Newton went two for four with a homerun and two runs in the 4-3 loss. Ron Bourquin doubled and he drove in a pair of runs.
Lauren Gagnier fell to 1-5 on the season in the White Caps 7-3 loss to South Bend. He gave up four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Casper Wells doubled and belted a solo homer. Ron Bourquin singled, drew a walk and scored a run.
Emmanuel Miguelez had a tough time and he fell to 1-3 in the White Caps 8-3 loss to South Bend. He gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Christopher Carlson had a pair of hits, one of which was a solo shot. Ron Bourquin drew a pair of walks and he drove in a run.
Roger Tomas singled home Kyle Peter in the top of the ninth inning and that turned out to be the game winner in the White Caps 5-4 win over South Bend. Ron Bourquin had a nice day at the plate and he doubled, drew two walks and drove in a run while Tomas finished with two runs and two RBIs.
Wilton Garcia picked up the win and he improved to 2-1 despite the tying run scoring on him. Noah Krol pitched a perfect ninth and he picked up his fifth save of the season.
The White Caps dismanted South Bend 10-4 last night with a lot of solid individual performances. Ron Bourquin doubled, drove in three and scored a run while Cory Middleton went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run.
Lost in all the offense was a fantastic start by Paul Nardozzi. The righthander gave up just two hits with two strikeouts in five shutout innings.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 3-0 on the season with a nice start in the White Caps 5-3 win over Beloit. He gave up just two runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts in six innings of work. Noah Krol threw a perfect ninth and he picked up his third save of the season.
Ron Bourquin singled twice, drew a walk and scored two runs. Casper Wells was a perfect three for three with a pair of RBIs.
The White Caps pulled off a sweep over South Bend and this time it was an 11-5 blowout. Christopher Carlson led the way and he went four for five with a double, a homerun, four RBIs and two runs. Ron Bourquin went three for five with two RBIs and three runs while Audy Ciriaco went three for five with a solo homerun.
Lauren Gagnier struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings his start. Paul Nardozzi gave up three unearned runs in three innings but it was good enough to pick up the win.
The White Caps made it three straight against South Bend although the games are getting tighter. This time it was 5-4 even though they had more then twice as many hits. Marc McBratney went three for four with a double, two RBIs and a run. Ron Bourquin doubled, walked twice, drove in a run and scored.
Emmanuel Miguelez pitched into the fifth and gave up one run before yielding to our own Andrew Hess. He got out of the fifth with a double play but then had a tough time in the sixth and he yielded three runs. Santo Mieses picked up the win although two of the runs that were credited to Hess scored off of Mieses.
Oneonta took care of Tri-City with a 6-3 win as they made a push for a post season berth. Ron Bourquin led the way at the plate with a double, a solo homerun and two runs. Jorge Patino went two for four with a solo homer.
Wilton Garcia improved to 1-0 with 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief. He gave up one hit and two walks with four strikeouts.
Ron Bourquin led the Tigers at the plate in Oneonta’s 6-1 win over Tri-City as the team entered their final weekend of the season. He went two for three with a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run. Christopher Carlson went three for four with a double, an RBI and two runs.
Luis Gil improved to 1-0 with two innings of shutout relief. He gave up one hit and he struck out three.
Oneonta took two and they got some solid pitching in their doubleheader sweep over Williamsport. In the first game, Mark Brackman improved to 2-2 and he gave up one run on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings. Christopher Carlson singled and drove in three runs while Justin Henry singled twice, drew a walk and scored twice in the 5-1 win.
Game two was a 4-1 win and it was Guilermo Moscoso who got it done on the mound. He improved to 6-1 and he gave up one run on six hits with six strikeouts in five solid innings. Henry drove in two runs without getting a hit and Ron Bourquin went two for three with a double.
Oneonta took two after a rain out the day before forced a doubleheader with Auburn. In the first game, Ron Bourquin led the way at the plate with a nice game. He went two for three with two doubles, an RBI and three runs. Kody Kaiser went two for three with two RBIs. Sean Finefrock improved to 3-3 with the win. He gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
In the second game, Christopher Carlson went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run. Bourquin capped off a nice day with two more hits and a walk. Chris Homer picked up the win with two shutout innings.
Justin Henry scored on a wild pitch in the tenth inning to edge Brooklyn 3-2 in ten innings. Ron Bourquin was the hitting star in the win. He went three for four with a triple and two runs.
Erik Crichton picked up the win. He gave up one hit with a shutout tenth inning.
Casper Wells and Kody Kaiser hit back to back homers in the top of the eleventh inning to win it for the Tigers in their 4-2 win over Staten Island. Ron Bourquin and Justin Henry each had three hits in the win.
Erik Crichton improved to 2-0 on the season. He threw two perfect innings and he struck out one in the win.
Rudy Darrow gave up two runs in the top of the tenth inning as Oneonta lost to Aberdeen 10-8. He fell to 0-3 on the season and it didn’t help that Sean Finefrock was shelled for six runs in less then four innings of work.
Ron Bourquin went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs. Casper Wells went two for four with a solo homerun and two runs.
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