Tyrell Godwin was the lone bright spot in the AAA Zephyrs' offense as New Orleans lost to Colorado Springs 5-1. The Sky Sox entered the game with the PCL's worst team ERA, but they didn't show it. Godwin went two for three with a double plus a walk, but the rest of the team combined for just four hits. Starter Brian Powell struggled in the loss, facing 26 batters and allowing all five Sox runs in five and a third innings of work.
Godwin's night raised his batting average for the season to .325 and his OPB to .385.
Pitcher T. J. Tucker will begin a rehab assignment in New Orleans on Sunday. He has been on the DL with a right groin strain since April 20.
Brendan Harris has hit safely in seven consecutive games and drove in 15 runs during the Zephyrs' recent 12-game West Coast road trip. He leads the team with 28 RBI's and is batting .335.
Third baseman Kory Castro has two doubles in the A Cannons' loss to Kinston. The 24-year-old prospect is batting just .252 on the year but he's showing good power with seven homers and 11 doubles and has a very respectable OBP of .322.
Jesus Feliciano went 2 for 4 for AA Harrisburg in the Senators' 5-2 loss to Trenton. He was one of the few offensive bright spots for his team as Thunder pitcher Ramon Martinez struck out 11. Feliciano, 27,, is batting .317 in 11 games since coming over from the Guerreros de Oaxaca (Oaxaca Warriors) of the Mexican AAA league.
Kip Bouknight took the loss for Harrisburg allowing five earned runs in five innings of work. That raised his ERA for the year from 2.25 to 3.00. He struck out three and walked to, making his ratio for the year an impressive 27 K's to 13 BB's.
Next week, look for Capitol Dugout's series on the best, the worst, and the most surprising performances in the Nationals' minor league system so far.
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