With about 4 weeks left in minor league seasons, the Phillies started a chain of promotions that looked like dominoes falling. Twenty-year old 3B Jake Holmes (.353) was promoted from the GCL to Williamsport, 22-year old SS Madison Stokes (.338) from Williamsport to Lakewood, 20-year old Daniel Brito (.252) from Lakewood to Clearwater, 22-year old Jose Pujols (.301, 18 HR) from Clearwater to Reading, 24-year old Jiandido Tromp (.228) from Reading to Lehigh Valley, and the release of 31-year old Adron Chambers (.278) from Lehigh Valley. The biggest surprise to me is that J.P. Crawford went on a road trip with the Threshers. I would have expected the SS to continue his rehab at Lehigh Valley.
The Clearwater Threshers (56-51) rallied to beat Bradenton 9-6. Adonis Medina and Blake Quinn buried the Threshers early with a 6-0 deficit after three innings. Medina faced 6 batters and gave up 5 runs before recording an out, and that out was picking the runner off first base. He would give up 3 more base hits before being relieved after the second inning. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/3/2018