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Smash Mouth smack-talked Bryce Harper on Twitter

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Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell has ostensibly tweeted about baseball from his band’s official Twitter account on more than one occasion. Back in 2016, he got into a back-and-forth with the official Twitter of the Athletics. More recently, Harwell appeared to have some inside information as the Bryce Harper sweepstakes reached its final stage, which was somewhat verified by Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Harper since signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies. Things have mostly gone well for him so far, as he’s carrying an .848 OPS with six homers and 20 RBI. He’s wildly popular. The only blip on the radar was a brief booing by the home crowd during a team-wide lackluster performance against the Tigers on Tuesday.

The official Smash Mouth Twitter posted this:

The best response — and the only necessary response — to this tweet that I saw came from @killakow, who wrote, “Did you not … tell All-Stars to get paid?” Indeed, that’s the fourth line in the chorus to the band’s most popular song, “All Star,” released in 1999.

How hated is Harper in Philly? Harper’s photo booth at the Phillies Phestival — a charity event that raises money in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease — sold out in under two minutes, according to Jay Floyd of the Shore Sports Network. All of those fans will be ironically taking pictures with him and getting his autograph.

Padres, Rockies set new modern era record with 92 combined runs in four-game series

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The Padres and Rockies combined to score 92 runs across a four-game series between Thursday and Sunday at Coors Field, setting a new modern era major league record. The previous record was 89 combined runs scored by the Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers in four games between May 16-18, 1929.

The Rockies won Thursday’s game 9-6. The Padres scored six runs in the ninth inning on Tuesday to overcome an 11-5 deficit and ended up winning 16-12 in 12 innings. The Rockies won 14-8 on Saturday. On Sunday, the Rockies brought a 13-10 lead into the ninth inning, but Wade Davis and Jon Gray combined to allow four runs. Kirby Yates held the Rockies scoreless in the bottom half of the ninth to secure the 14-13 win for the Padres. Thanks to two wild comebacks by the Padres, they split the series.

Along with 92 runs, the Padres and Rockies combined for 131 hits of which 17 were home runs. Charlie Blackmon had four hits in the first three games and three hits on Sunday, overall going 15-for-24 with four homers and 10 RBI.