Astros Minor League Recap: Delino DeShields Jr. steals 101

All of the full-season teams wrapped up their regular season schedules yesterday and the players are packed up and heading home. Well, except for J.D. Martinez, Chuckie Fick, Dallas Keuchel, and Carlos Corporan who are headed to Houston. Tri-City has two more regular season game to play before the end of their regular season season.

Tri-City is actually going to be the only team playing tonight as Corpus and Lancaster both have the night off as they get prepared for the playoffs which begin for both of them tomorrow night.

Now, for the big story of the night! Delino DeShields Jr. stole his 100th base of the season...and then took 3rd base to make it 101 on the season for good measure on the very last game of the regular season. It's remarkable that DDJ is getting the kind of attention he deserves for this kind of accomplishment. I understand Billy Hamilton has some absurd number as well and hit 100 a long time ago, but it is still a phenomenal feat.

Another thing to consider is that DDJ is the only player to ever steal at least 100 bases and hit at least 10 home runs in the same season in the minor leagues. Can't point at Lancaster to help with the home runs either, since he already had 10 in Lexington. There is no denying his very rare combination of power and speed and that power is just going to continue to develop. His tools are game changing tools since he can do just about anything offensively you can think of to change a game and he knows how to use his tools the right way. His CS% is up there with the best and a few points better than Billy Hamilton, so he's not just speed on the paths, he's smart on the paths.

Congratulations to you, Delino DeShields Jr.! Good luck with the playoffs and keep kicking up the dirt!

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 1-0

  • Dallas Keuchel-3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 8/0 GO/AO, 33 pitches
  • Sergio Perez-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Aneury Rodriguez-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2/4 GO/AO
  • Chucke Fick-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Brian Bixler 3B-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Brad Snyder CF-3-4, 2B
  • J.B. Shuck 1B-1-4, 3 SO
  • Carlos Corporan C-1-3, 2B

Corpus Christi Hooks won 4-1

  • Bobby Doran-5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 5/3 GO/AO, 59 pitches
  • Matthew Heidenreich-0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Josh Zeid-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R,1 BB, 1 SO
  • Jake Buchanan-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-2-5
  • Jair Fernandez C-3-4, SO
  • Ben Orloff SS-2-3, 2B, BB

Lancaster JetHawks won 11-5

  • Blair Walters-5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 7/1 GO/AO
  • Brad Dydalewicz-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 SO, 1/0 GO/AO
  • Pat Urckfitz-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Kenny Long-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-0-2, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 SB, CS-101!
  • Jiovanni Mier SS-0-3, 2 BB, SO, SB
  • Andrew Aplin CF-1-5, 3B
  • Domingo Santana RF-1-4, 2B, BB, 2 SO, SB
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-3-5, 2 HR, SO-Really Nice to see, thats 8 for the season
  • Telvin Nash LF-1-5, HR, 4 SO
  • Carlos Perez C-3-5, 2B, SO
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-2-4, SO

Lexington Legends lost 9-1

  • Michael Foltynewicz-3 1/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Evan Grills-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2/0 GO/AO-He likes 2's
  • Gabriel Garcia-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Nolan Fontana SS-0-1, 4 BB, SO-So ridiculous
  • Jobduan Morales DH-0-4, 3 SO
  • Ruben Sosa LF-2-4, SO
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-1-4, 2B, 3 SO

Tri-City ValleyCats lost 2-1

  • Brady Rodgers-2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 5/1 GO/AO
  • Brian Holmes-7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 SO, 3/3 GO/AO-Nice
  • Travis Ballew-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Joe Sclafani SS-1-3, 2 BB, PO
  • Tyler Heineman C-1-3, 2 BB
  • Jarrod McKinney LF-0-4, 3 SO
  • Ryan Dineen 3B-0-3, 2 BB, 2 SO

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