The last time Sam Travis was in the big leagues, he stuck around for two weeks, hit .471 in 17 at-bats and was demoted back to Triple A to get regular playing time again. Now the young Red Sox first baseman has returned. He played one game, drove in the go-ahead run, then sat the next day. In some ways, Travis is a perfect fit for these Red Sox. In other ways, he’s a waste of roster space and a waste of development opportunity.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Head-to-head numbers offered an easy justification for Hanley Ramirez’ absence from the Red Sox lineup yesterday. He was a career .154 hitter against Royals starter Ian Kennedy, while the designated hitter’s replacement, Chris Young, was 1-for-2 with a home run against the right-hander. But Red Sox manager John Farrell did not offer such an excuse. Instead, he admitted what’s been plainly obvious for weeks. “Because (Young has) had good at-bats,” Farrell said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thirty times this season, the Red Sox have carried a lead into the eighth inning. Twenty-nine times, they’ve held on to win. Six outs away from a strong finish to a long road trip, the Sox turned to two of their most trusted relievers. Neither one recorded an out. Instead, they combined to walk the bases loaded ahead of the first grand slam of Salvador Perez’ career.
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".