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Bernadina showing strong hitting for Nats’ Triple-A Columbus

Triple-A Columbus center fielder Roger Bernadina is doing more than his fair share of hitting these days. Heading into the Clippers’ Saturday showdown with Toledo, Bernadina had hit safely in 14 consecutive games.

The 24-year-old lefty is batting .352 in 45 games for the Clippers this season, including four homers and 16 RBIs. He began the season at Double-A Harrisburg, where Bernadina hit .323 with five homers and 38 RBIs.

Since joining the Clippers, Bernadina has hit safely in 36 of his 45 games overall. Eight of those contests in this stretch were multi-hit ventures.

Bynum producing significant power for Harrisburg
It’s a whole new season for Senators infielder Seth Bynum. After amassing only 15 home runs in his previous four seasons, Bynum already has a professional-best 20 long balls in 2008.

He’s batting .270 overall with 15 doubles, 14 homesr and 47 RBIs at the Double-A level. In a combined 117 games with Harrisburg and Single-A Potomac, Bynum is batting .266 with 28 doubles and 77 RBIs to go along with his 20 homers.

— Short Season Single-A Vermont infielder Danny Espinosa has gone 12-for-25 with 11 walks in nine games as a professional. he has posted a multi-hit effort in five games.

— GCL Nationals shortstop Esmailyn “Smiley” Gonzalez won the rookie-level batting title after completing his second domestic sesaon with a .350 batting average. The 18-year-old also led the league with a .436 on-base percentage.

-Mark Remme