Tonight the Phillies made their 6-1 win look effortless. And damn, it was a pleasure. Aaron Nola started and he was otherworldly. He allowed one home run, a second inning solo shot, and otherwise he was nearly unhittable. From the third to the sixth inning, he struck out eight of nine batters. And that was after striking out no one the first time through the order. It was absolutely glorious. He went seven innings, allowed five hits, one run, and struck out nine.
Remember Howie Kendrick? He played the outfield in April and then was gone for awhile? And then he was back and then gone again? Well now he’s back! Again! The Phillies activated Kendrick today after he played just one rehab game in Reading. He hit a home run, so I guess they assumed he was ready. Kendrick has been out since June 28 with a strained left hamstring. As I mentioned, this was Kendrick’s second stint on the DL. He missed six weeks (all of May and a few weeks in April) with a strained oblique.
If catching a ball at a game is a baseball fan’s dream, dropping one has to be a nightmare. Instead of plucking the ball out of thin air and getting a rousing ovation from the fans, the ball literally slips through your arms while the fans around you make that sad, disappointed “AWWH” sound. On Thursday, one San Francisco Giants fan experienced that nightmare. He dropped a foul ball, and his drop was even featured on the broadcast.
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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.
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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.
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".