In the melting pot of New York City, what better than players from the Dominican Republic (Reyes), Venezuela (Cabrera) and Cuba (Cespedes) joining forces so emphatically? All three players dyed their hair blond during the playoff push. But a season later, with the Mets now burdened with injuries and inconsistencies and a record that was seven games under .500 going into Tuesday’s game in Miami, the dynamics of this three-way friendship have begun to shift.
Three weeks ago, deGrom had two of the worst starts of his career, giving up 15 runs over eight combined innings in consecutive losses, to the Texas Rangers and the Milwaukee Brewers. DeGrom has been working to improve his mechanics and his command. For the past month, he has thrown two light bullpen sessions, instead of the standard one, between starts. He sought advice from the Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, who used the same approach throughout most of his career.
Rafael Montero of the Mets allowed one run and struck out seven against the Giants for his first win in more than two years. “I feel different,” he said after the game. SAN FRANCISCO — When Rafael Montero first reached the major leagues with the Mets in the spring of 2014, he was regarded as a better pitching prospect than Jacob deGrom.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".