Found August 23, 2013 on Pirates Prospects:
Jordy Mercer cranked out his 6th home run as part of the Pirates’ offensive explosion (Photo Credit: David Hague) SAN FRANCISCO — If America’s coldest summer is in San Francisco, the chill did not reach the Pirates’ bats. The Bucs offense heated up to scorch the Giants for a 10-5 victory on a cool Thursday night by the Bay. The warming glow burned bright early. Matt Cain gave up three straight hits to start the game down 1-0, then he served Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer matching 92-mph fastballs in the 2nd that the hitters cranked out for home runs. Jones demolished his into San Francisco Bay, becoming the first to make such a splash on the fly into both the Bay and the Allegheny River, and Jordy Mercer smashed his six rows deep into the left-field stands for a 3-0 lead. Giants fans know how much Cain has provided to their team over his nine years in San Francisco. Three rough innings are merely a speck compared to the 171 regular-season quality starts and starting all three series...
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