Toronto manager John Gibbons was musing before the game about Chris Archer and how the fine Tampa Bay Rays pitcher had been tough on the Blue Jays over the years. “What’s he done against us?” Gibbons wondered aloud, which caused one of the club’s media-relations representatives to start tapping away on his smartphone within the manager’s office, usually verboten for those not holding a Blue Jays employment card.
Some teams just have a player’s number. In the case of Marco Estrada it is the Tampa Bay Rays. Estrada was not great, but he was not overly good either in his start Tuesday night at Rogers Centre, a game in which the Rays went on to record a 6-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Estrada allowed six runs over 4.1-innings pitched and is now 0-7 in his last eight starts against the Rays with a 7.75 earned run average.
Marcus Stroman was the last to leave the dugout, as he always is, when the Toronto Blue Jays took to the field for the first time for their game Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. The spotlight now his own, Stroman doesn’t exit the dugout as much as he makes an entrance onto what will be his stage for the next several hours, leaping like a ballet dancer as he alights onto the artificial surface.
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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.
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".