DeFrancesco, who spent six weeks undergoing treatment for an unnamed cancer to start the season, was in Houston Wednesday and Thursday undergoing a routine visit with doctors. He said tests came back OK.
His original flight was delayed, and he said he caught around the final four innings of the game. Catching coach Jeff Murphy served as manager during the game.
REDHAWKS HOSTING BLOOD DRIVE
The RedHawks and Oklahoma Blood Institute are hosting the annual All-American Blood Drive on Saturday at The Brick, and each donor will receive two tickets to the RedHawks game on Friday, July 4.
To donate, you must be 16 or older. The drive begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 1:30 p.m.
The drive aims to boost the blood supply in time for Independence Day weekend.
Free parking will be available in the RedHawks’ Red Lot, which is located east of the ballpark at the corner of East Reno Avenue and Joe Carter Avenue. A golf cart will shuttle donors to the site and hot dogs will be provided.
For more information, visit www.okcredhawks.com.
The RedHawks continue their four-game homestand against Omaha on Friday against left-hander Ryan Verdugo (4-2).
Oklahoma City counters with its own left-hander, Brett Oberholtzer (1-2), who is coming off a solid start against Tacoma in which he allowed three runs over seven innings during OKC’s 4-3 loss in 11 innings.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and fireworks will follow the game.