It's difficult to put into words what happened at PNC Park Friday night. Long story short, the Pirates held a 5-2 lead heading into the ninth inning and lost 6-5 after 10 innings.

With two outs in the top of the ninth and a man on second base, Jordy Mercer fielded a ground ball off the bat of Todd Frazier. Mercer fielded low, and threw it into the stands which gave Ryan Ludwick two bases to advance home and make the score 5-3.

Francisco Liriano was masterful in his eight innings Friday night. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

"You guys have been watching him play all year long, yeah, he makes the snap-throw from down there," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He’s done it numerous times, yeah. He just made an error."

Devin Mesoraco then stepped in two batters later and smacked a ground ball...

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