Trevor Story entered Wednesday’s game just two home runs shy of 30 on the year. After tying and setting a new career-high with a two-bomb game on Monday, the Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop went yard three times on Wednesday night.
In the first inning, in a 1-1 game, Story took Andrew Suarez for a 459-foot ride. It gave the Rockies a lead at 2-1. More impressive, he did it while falling over.
In the fourth inning, he made hiSTORY, taking a 92.2 mph Suarez fastball for a 111.9 mph ride to left field. And it wasn’t a short ride either.
By the time the ball landed, it has traveled 505 feet. Forget any notion about Coors Field and media talk about the thin air of Denver. This ball was hammered. It was not only the longest homer in franchise history, but also the longest ever hit at Coors Field and the longest ever recorded in the Statcast era.
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And he wasn’t done. In the sixth inning, he only hit one 414 feet. By the way, that’s a home run too. It is just not as fun in terms of the tape measure. However, it was more fun for the scoreboard and big for the home team, giving the Rockies a 4-3 lead over the Giants.
Story also joined a rare club in baseball history as a shortstop with 30 home runs and 25 stolen bases. I wrote about his adjustments and possible historic season earlier today. Check out that article here.
Could Story’s September heroics vault him into the Most Valuable Player conversation? Could they be what pushes the Rockies toward their first-ever National League West division title. Only time will tell, but Wednesday was a special night at Coors Field thanks to his first three at-bats of the game.