Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/21/12
PITTSBURGH -- Outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter entered the game in the eighth inning and made an immediate impact. Too bad for the New York Mets, it was a negative impact and helped Pittsburgh beat the Mets 5-4 on Monday. Nieuwenhuis, the center fielder, nearly collided with Baxter, the left fielder, while trying to catch Neil Walker's flyball to the gap in left-center leading off the eighth. The ball clanked off Nieuwenhuis' glove for a three-base error. Walker later scored the winning run on Clint Barmes' sacrifice fly. The Mets lost for the third time in their last four games and failed to win back-to-back games for the first time since May 8-9. The Pirates won for the second time in three games. "It's one of those things that happens sometimes," Mets manager Terry Collins said of the error. "You're out there and there's a lot of noise, Mike is calling for it, Kirk is calling for it, and they can't hear each other. But once the center fielder calls it, it's ...
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