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Nieuwenhuis Leading Bisons Charge

Nieuwenhuis is riding a career-best hitting streak

BUFFALO, NY - Kirk Nieuwenhuis obtained a lot of attention for his big season in Double-A in 2010. The outfielder ended the year with a slow stretch in Buffalo, but now Nieuwenhuis is back in Triple-A and off to a hot start, including a fresh 16-game hitting streak. How is he getting it done? Look inside to find out.

April isn't most baseball players' favorite month of the season, especially if they're playing in Upstate New York, which hasn't been a friendly environment to Mets prospects in recent seasons. It's cold and fastballs thrown hard and inside are a batter's worst nightmare. Growing up in Colorado helped Bisons center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis adjust to playing in cold weather, but no one could... Recommended Stories