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Astros MiLB Recap May 9, 2014

Delino DeShields, Jr.'s explosive return from injury, and other stories from the farm.

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Friday night the Astro's minor league ball clubs went 2-2. Delino DeShields, Jr.returned to the starting lineup with a bang, and we saw some fine pitching at the A- level. Here's what happened on the farm:

AAA: Redhawks beat Redbirds, 3-2

Bobby Doran picked up his first win of the season as Oklahoma City earned a series win against Memphis on Friday night.

Doran pitched 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits and 1 earned run. His pitching in the middle innings and the bullpen's performance proved extremely valuable, as OKC's bats fell silent after the third inning.

Ronald Torreyes continues to be reliable. His third inning double brought in the two runs that proved to be the deciding factor in the game.

  • Robbie Grossman, CF: 0-3, RBI, BB, SO

  • Ronald Torreyes, 2B: 1-4, 2B, 2RBI

  • Bobby Doran, P (W, 1-2): 6.0 IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 3Ks

  • Raul Valdes, P (H, 1): 0.2 IP, K

  • Josh Fields, P (H, 1): 1.0 IP, BB

  • Kevin Chapman, P (S, 1): 1.1 IP, BB, K

AA: Delino DeShields, Jr. homers twice, but Hooks lose 6-2

Any questions about how ready Delino Deshields, Jr. was to return to the lineup were answered when he homered to left in the first at bat of the ballgame.

DeShields would follow that with another home run in the third inning, but it wasn't enough to lead the Hooks to a win. Kyle Smith last only 3.2 innings, picking up his second loss of the season on 6 hits, 4 runs and a home. Reliever Alex Sogard didn't fare much better.

Aside from the two DeShields homers, the Hooks couldn't find any offense and dropped their second in a row to the Rough Riders.

  • Delino DeShields, Jr., CF: 2-4, 2H, 2R, 2RBI, 2HR, SO

  • Andrew Aplin, RF: 1-3, BB

  • Preston Tucker, LF: 1-3, BB, SO

  • Joe Sclafani, DH: 1-4

  • Kyle Smith, P (L, 0-2): 3.2 IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 1HR, BB, 6Ks

  • Michael Dimock, P: 2.0 IP, H, BB, 2Ks

A+: High Desert 5, Lancaster 3

The JetHawks staged a seventh inning rally, but three runs weren't enough to lift Lancaster past the Mavericks.

That seventh inning JetHawk rally began with Anthony Kemp's third hit of the game. Over his past four appearances, Kemp has gone 11 for 16 with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs. Carlos Correa added 2 RBIs in the seventh. But the three-run seventh was too little too late.

Vincent Velasquez earned the loss for the JetHawks, giving up only one run on a homer in the second inning. Velasquez exited after the third, and Kyle Westwood proceeded to give up 4 runs on 8 hits over the next 5 innings.

  • Adam Kemp, 2B: 3-4, 3H, 1R, 2B,

  • Carlos Correa, SS: 1-4, H, 1R, 2B, 2RBI

  • Rio Ruiz, 3B: 1-2, H, RBI, BB, SO

  • Vincent Velasquez, P (L, 4-1): 3.0 IP, 1H, 1R, 1HR, 1ER, BB, 4Ks

  • Kyle Westwood, P: 5.0 IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, BB, K

A-: Quad Cities holds Beloit to one run in 5-1 victory

In what was his strongest start of the season, Adrian Houser picked up 7 strikeouts and gave up only 4 hits in the River Bandits' victory Friday night.

The bullpen followed up on Houser's scoreless start with 3 more solid innings. The only run of the game for Beloit came from a solo shot off of Tyler Brunnemann in the ninth inning. Meanwhile, offense wasn't hard to find for Quad Cities.

Chan Moon picked up 2 RBIs on the night, with one coming on a triple. Brian Holberton continues to bat well. He went 2-4 with an RBI.

  • Chan Moon, 2B: 1-4, H, 3B, 2RBI, SO

  • Tyler White, 3B: 1-3, H, RBI, SO

  • Chase McDonald, 1B: 2-3, 2H, R, 2B, RBI, BB, SO

  • Brian Holberton, C: 2-4, 2H, RBI, SO

  • Adrian Houser, P (W, 1-1): 6.0 IP, 4H, 2BB, 7Ks

  • Albert Minnis, P (H, 1): 0.2 IP, H, 2BB, 2Ks

  • Tyler Brunnemann, P (H, 2): 2.0 IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 1HR, 3BB, 3Ks

  • Chris Cotton P (S, 1): 0.1 IP, K