George Kontos knows: When the phone in the bullpen rings in or near the eighth inning, it's for him. Kontos, claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants, will be the team's setup relief pitcher, a bridge to closer Felipe Rivero. It's a role defined for him early in camp by manager Clint Hurdle. It was previously held with some distinction by Tony Watson and Mark Melancon. Rivero can't get the save if the lead disappears and there's no save to get.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. BRADENTON, Fla. – Perhaps Tyler Glasnow's tendency to miss the plate actually could work in his favor. As long as he keeps his lack of control under control. Glasnow authored his longest, best outing of the spring Sunday at LECOM Park, pitching 4 2/3 innings and allowing five hits, two walks and only one run in a 2-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He threw a wild pitch, but struck out six batters.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. BRADENTON, Fla. — The scene was LECOM Park on a Sunday in March. A crowd of 7,035 was enjoying the warm sun while watching the Pirates and Boston Red Sox play another in a long, nondescript line of spring training games. In Mitch Keller's mind, however, it wasn't far removed from Game 7 of the World Series. For two innings, the Pirates' top prospect wasn't in minor league camp at Pirate City anymore.
Good to see and chat briefly with Kevin Stallings, who was at LECOM Sunday on the day his son Jacob threw out two potential base stealers and had a hit. Of Jacob’s getting robbed on a liner for final out, Dad said, “He didn’t hit hard enough.”
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".