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Five Thoughts: Newman atones for inexcusable gaffe ☕


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The Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. scores ahead of Elias Diaz's tag in the first inning of Sunday's game with the Pirates at PNC Park - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Kevin Newman was the hero in 11th inning Sunday after being the goat in the first inning.

Newman’s bases-loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the 11th capped a four-run rally and gave the Pirates an 11-10 victory against the Padres at PNC Park. It was a heckuva plate appearance as Newman fell behind 0-2 against Matt Wisler yet worked his way back into a favorable count and coaxed the bases on balls.

You can read more about the game here.

However, Newman made an inexcusable play that allowed the game’s first run to score.

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