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5.15: Adam Wainwright's career ERA at PNC Park, the highest in any stadium at which he's pitched at least twice. However, Wainwright has still managed a 5-2 career record at the Pirates' home ballpark.

"The perception is you handle these guys. You don't handle these guys -- you handle animals. You talk to people. You sit them down, you tell them what's going on, you tell them the truth. Players are always able to deal with the truth. They may not like it initially, but it's the truth and you get it out there. You tell them, 'Here's the next opportunity to prepare for.'" -- Hurdle, on conversations with his players

Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.