Prof: Yesterday morning, we awoke with the very sad news of the loss of one of the greatest rock vocalists of a generation, Chris Cornell. Most know him from his work with Soundgarden and Audioslave, but he also had a well regarded solo career as well as supergroup Temple of the Dog. As much as I wouldn’t consider myself a big Chris Cornell fan, looking back I realize that he had a part in songs that I consider some of the finest of the nineties. For example, “Blow Up The Outside World” was probably one of my favorite songs in high school. I was a moody kid, what can I say?
Today, I’m pulling a power trip and we’re featuring a bunch of songs with a Chris Cornell vocal. Rest in peace, sir. And God keep Eddie Vedder safe, please.
Red Sox 3, Athletics 8 – Scouts: Hector Valazquez’s MLB debut did not go as well as he would have liked, giving up 6 runs on 9 hits including home runs by Khris Davis, Jed Lowrie, and Chad Pinder.
White Sox 4, Mariners 5 – Scouts: Guillermo Heredia walked it off with a RBI single.
Marlins 2, Dodgers 7 – Scouts: Miami has apparently decided to roll over and play dead. They have won just 1 in their last 10 and are on a 4 game losing streak in which they aren’t even playing competitive ball. How can we blame this on Jeffrey Loria?
Rockies 5, Twins 1 (Game 1), Rockies 0, Twins 2 (Game 2)- Prof: LET’S PLAY TWO. Because they were stormed out last night. A split decision. In game one, we had Nolan Arenado doing his usual thing; kicking ass and chewing bubblegum, you feel me? In game two, the spotlight moved over to young Jose Berrios who pitched a majestic outing for Minnesota, allowing only two hits and struck out eleven. Good on ya, Twins.
Nationals 4, Pirates 10 – Prof: Adam Frazier is making the best of a bad situation for Pittsburgh. Last night, he had a career high four ribbies, and John Jaso – he of the worst hair in baseball – hit a home run to completely break apart Washington.
Phillies 4, Rangers 8 – Prof: WE GOIN’ STREAKING! The Rangers have won nine in a row, powered by newbies and vets alike. First baseman Ryan Rua hit a three run homer to push Texas over Philadelphia.
Reds 5, Cubs 9 – Prof: I SEE YOU JAVIER BAEZ! Javy smashed a huge grand slam and Kris Bryant added another pop of his own to propel Chicago over the Reds for the series sweep.
Brewers 4, Padres 2 – Prof: Eric Sogard! He’s back, and got that nerd swag going once again. Sogard got called up on Friday, and since then he’s hitting .476 with two home runs. I always liked Sogard, probably because of those glasses. Y’all know I like guys in glasses. Anyway, one of my favorite young pitchers, Zach Davies, gets the win for the Brew Crew.
Blue Jays 9, Braves 0 – Prof: Freddie Freeman has a busted wrist and will be out for at least eight weeks, possibly ten weeks. Goodbye MVP season. Goodbye any momentum the Braves had. Hello darkness, my old friend. Anyway, Julio Teheran picked like crap and Marcus Stroman didn’t. The Braves had a stupid retaliation against Jose Bautista for his dumb bat flip. I knew this was going to be a crapfest so I didn’t even follow it on Twitter like I usually do. I’m just… yeah.
Yankees 1, Royals 5 – Prof: Danny Duffy had a fantastic performance against a red-hot Yankees squad. Mike Moustakas (MOUSTAKAS MOUSTAKAS MOUSTAKAS!!!) hit a three run homer to put the cherry on top.
Orioles 5, Tigers 6 – Scouts: Looks like the O’s are back to their usual selves. Driving many balls out of they yard, but pitching just can’t keep up. The Martinez gang both went yard for Detroit. Dylan Bundy had his first bad start of the season.