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Manny, Bryant win power struggle vs. Reynolds, Las Vegas 51s

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 Thursday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Matt Reynolds hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the top of the 12th, a go-ahead shot that seemed to put Las Vegas in good position to win. But Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the inning to win it for Iowa, 6-5. Manny Ramirez was 2-for-3 and started the game in left field. Prior to Bryant’s home run, the Cubs’ top duo of third baseman Bryant and rightfielder Jorge Soler were a combined 0-for-9 with four strikeouts and one walk.

The standouts:

Matt Reynolds, SS: 3-for-6 with two home runs

Josh Satin, 3B: 1-for-4 with a home run and two walks

Allan Dykstra, 1B: 2-for-5 with a home run

Kevin Plawecki, C: 3-for-4

Zack Thornton: Allowed one hit in two scoreless innings, striking out three

NOTES: Reynolds has turned on the power with Las Vegas. After striking for only nine extra-base hits in 211 at-bats with Binghamton, he has 20 extra-base hits in 198 at-bats for the 51s.

DOUBLE-A – Binghamton Mets

The skinny: Binghamton scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to break a tie and pull away in a 9-4 win over Erie.

The standouts:

Dilson Herrera, 2B: 2-for-4 with two doubles

Brian Burgamy, 1B: 2-for-3 with a home run and two walks

Darrell Ceciliani, RF: 3-for-5 with a double

Jayce Boyd, DH: 3-for-4 with a double

Juan Centeno, C: 3-for-4 with two doubles

Wilfredo Tovar, SS: 2-for-3 with a walk

SINGLE-A ADVANCED – St. Lucie Mets

The skinny: With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Travis Harrison was hit by a pitch, forcing in the winning run for Fort Myers, which beat St. Lucie, 9-8.

The standouts:

Gavin Cecchini, SS: 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk

L.J. Mazzilli, DH: 2-for-5 with a double

Jared King, LF: 2-for-4 with a double

Cam Maron, C: 2-for-5

Phillip Evans, 2B: 3-for-4 with a walk

Eudy Pina, RF: 3-for-5 with a double

NOTES: Cecchini was hitting .190 with a .256 on-base percentage and .264 slugging percentage on July 27. In the 17 games since then, he’s batted .339 (18-for-53) with three doubles, three home runs, 13 walks and just two strikeouts.

SINGLE-A – Savannah Sand Gnats

The skinny: Savannah struck for four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a scoreless tie during a 4-0 win over Greenville.

The standouts:

Dominic Smith, DH: 0-for-2 with two walks

Matt Oberste, 1B: 2-for-4 with a triple

Jorge Rivero, SS: 2-for-2 with a double and a walk

Logan Taylor, RHP: Allowed four hits and one walk in 8.2 scoreless innings, striking out four

SINGLE-A SHORT-SEASON – Brooklyn Cyclones

The skinny: Brooklyn scored two runs in the bottom of the first and never gave up its lead during a 5-1 win over Lowell.

The standouts:

Michael Conforto, LF: 2-for-3 with a walk

Jhoan Urena, 3B: 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks

Tomas Nido, C: 2-for-4

Tags: matt reynolds , gavin cecchini , manny ramirez , mets , prospects , minor leagues

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