Colorado Rockies: Trevor Story is key to opening series in Arizona

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies hits a 2 RBI home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on September 29, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies hits a 2 RBI home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on September 29, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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The countdown is over. It’s finally here! Opening Day! It’s like it never left because this year’s Colorado Rockies‘ season starts where last year’s ended: Arizona.

Looking to get off to a good start on the road, the Rockies will need strong performances out of their typical stars Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon. But the player that I will be most focused on for the Diamondbacks series is Trevor Story.

Coming off a great spring where he hit 20-for-54 (.370) with a home run and 9 RBI (I know, it’s just spring training), Story will try to carry over his success against a team that he has faired well against in his short career.

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For those who don’t remember, Story made his Major League debut by etching his name in the record books at Chase Field against the D-Backs. He hit two home runs off Zack Greinke (becoming the sixth player ever to hit two home runs in his debut), and would go on to hit a home run in each of the next three games.

By the time he had cooled off, he had hit a record seven home runs in six games and would go on to hit 10 in the month of April.

Ever since that debut, he has been a Diamondbacks killer. With Arizona’s probable starting pitchers for this series, his success should continue.

Against Thursday’s starter, Patrick Corbin, Story is 4-for-11 with a home run and a pair of RBI. He has been even better off Friday’s probable, Robbie Ray. He is 4-for-10 with two home runs and three RBI.

On Saturday, he faces off against Greinke, who he has absolutely dominated in his short career. He is 8-for-24 with four homers and nine RBI. The likelihood of him continuing his success versus Greinke looks great as Greinke is struggling with a groin injury, which has decreased his velocity.

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With the odd Sunday off day, Story should see a lot of action to start the season. The Rockies will be hoping for plenty of Story Time in order to kick of the season on a winning note.

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