Manny ‘highly unlikely’ to play Tuesday

It appears Manny Ramirez’s three-game stint with the 66ers is over. In three games with the team, Ramirez was 3-for-7 (.429) with one home run, two walks, and four strikeouts.

66ers manager Carlos Subero said that Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti told him before the game it was “highly unlikely” Ramirez would play in the finale of the three game series with the Quakes Tuesday in an 11 a.m. game at Arrowhead Credit Union Park.

Some thoughts from the Sixers’ thrilling 6-5 victory over the Quakes, their third straight win.

  • The Quakes were trying to pitch around Scott Van Slyke with the winning run on second and two outs in the ninth. But with the count 3-0, Van Slyke figured Eddie McKiernan would throw inside (after throwing outside) and Van Slyke made up his mind he was going to swing. The pitch was inside, and low, but higher than the other pitches. It would’ve been ball four, but Van Slyke ground the game-winning single to center. Pinchrunner Adolfo Gonzalez easily beat the throw home
  • Quakes scheduled starter Michael Anton was ill Tuesday, but manager Keith Johnson still thought he would he would be able to pitch. It wasn’t until two outs in the top of the first that Johnson found out Anton wouldn’t be able to go. Instead, it was Michael Kenney. “I was hoping to get three innings out of him,” Johnson said. Kenney gave him four great innings before tiring in the fifth. He allowed three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings.