• The Pirates' 14 shutouts, tied with the Indians for the most in the Majors, is a club high since the 1992 staff posted 20. Although that was only 21 years ago, here is how much deployment of pitchers has changed: Nine of those 20 were complete games; none of this season's 14 has been a one-man job.
• Hurdle was updated by Huntington every step of the way to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, and although several names that got the GM's attention were tossed around, there were no near-misses.
Asked whether any potential deal had come close enough to ultimately leave him feeling disappointed, Hurdle said, "No. Not even close And I was in on every conversation."
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