Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison and Gaby Sanchez collected three each hits in a losing effort. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Thursday's sweep attempt of the Washington Nationals was one of the wildest games of the season. The Nationals (49-53) walked off winners 9-7 on Bryce Harper's two-run homer, but that was a mere punctuation on the craziness before.

From Mike Winters' erratic strike zone to the Pirates' (60-40) three-error blunder-splosion, to the ejections of both managers, to Josh Harrison's big home run, to the Bucs' four-run 9th inning tying the game, the pendulum swung rapidly before knocking over Pittsburgh's domino. Truly, the result could have gone either way, but several miscues gave the W to Washington.

A Comedy of Errors

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