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Las Vegas downs Manny Ramirez, Iowa Cubs

Manny Ramirez talks to media at the airport

Manny Ramirez talks to media at the airport in Kaohsiung, Taiwan before departing to the United States. (June 21, 2013) (Credit: AP)

An overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Wednesday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas took the lead with a three-run fifth inning during a 6-4 win over the powerful Iowa Cubs. Iowa’s lineup boasts prospects such as Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler. Manny Ramirez pinch-hit and struck out for the Cubs.

The standouts:

Matt Reynolds, SS: 2-for-5 with two triples

Josh Satin, 3B: 2-for-3 with a double and a walk

DOUBLE-A – Binghamton Mets

The skinny: Binghamton dropped both ends of a doubleheader with Erie, falling 7-4 and 8-6.

The standouts:

Brandon Nimmo, LF: 2-for-4 in Game 1

Dilson Herrera, 2B: 2-for-4 in Game 1

Jayce Boyd, 1B: 3-for-4 with a double in Game 2

Darrell Cecilliani, LF: 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Game 2

NOTES: Nimmo began his Double-A career 5-for-30 (.166) in 10 games. But since June 30 (36 games), he’s hitting .259 (35-for-135) with a .367 on-base percentage.

SINGLE-A ADVANCED – St. Lucie Mets

The skinny: St. Lucie split a doubleheader with Fort Myers, winning, 6-1, in Game 1 and losing, 7-3, in Game 2.

The standouts:

Jared King, DH: 4-for-4 with a double in Game 1

Cam Maron, C: 2-for-4 with a double in Game 2

SINGLE-A – Savannah Sand Gnats

The skinny: Savannah was helped out by four Asheville errors during a 4-1 win.

The standouts:

Akeel Morris, RHP: Earned his 14th save by striking out two in a perfect ninth inning

SINGLE-A SHORT-SEASON – Brooklyn Cyclones

The skinny: The Cyclones split a doubleheader with Lowell, losing Game 1, 3-2. The Cyclones won Game 2, 3-2, on a walkoff single from Jhoan Urena in the bottom of the eighth inning. (In the minor leagues, regulation doubleheaders are only seven innings).

The standouts:

Amed Rosario, SS: 3-for-6 with a double and two walks in Games 1 and 2

Michael Conforto, LF: 2-for-3 in Game 2

Jhoan Urena, 3B: 2-for-4 in Game 2

Tags: manny ramirez , cubs , mets , prospects , minor leagues , michael conforto , brandon nimmo

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