PITTSBURGH • After a three-game dusting last weekend at Chicago, straits seemed dire for the Cardinals. And manager Mike Matheny said, “I can’t count how many ‘Chicken Little’ opportunities that we’ve had this year — that the sky was falling.“I never felt that way. But I felt like I was constantly fighting a lot of other voices, people who just wouldn’t see it for what it is — see how long a season it is and see the talent we would see.
Sandy Alcantara had cried himself to sleep on a nightly basis for almost three months, and he was tired of it. He was lonely, homesick and desperate to move back in with his parents.Although the Cardinals’ hard-throwing rookie righthander was only 11 at the time, he was ready to give up his big league dreams.
PITTSBURGH • If Sunday is the biggest start of John Gant’s career, the 25-year-old Cardinals righthander seems to be taking it in considerable stride.Gant, who was 6-5 in 18 starts at Class AAA Memphis after suffering a groin strain late in camp when he might have made the opening-day roster, will take over for righthander Jack Flaherty, sent to the bullpen after a couple of short starts recently when the 21-year-old Flaherty’s innings count ran past 160 for the season.“I’m just going to go...
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'
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Democrats and/or Republicans.
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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".