Colorado Rockies: Looking at Trevor Story’s mini-slump
Remember when the Colorado Rockies’ Trevor Story broke onto the scene as a MVP candidate with a tape measuring 3-home run game? I sure do. I even patted myself on the back for predicting that he should be in the running for the award the day before that unbelievable night of homers that totaled a mind-boggling 1380 feet.
After that game Wednesday night, the hype was through the roof for Story. The possibility of a 40 HR/30 SB season started to cross the minds of many and he was being applauded for the decrease of the his strikeout rate.
Maybe the Thursday off day before the huge 3-game series against the Dodgers got Story caught up in all of the hype because his numbers were not good.
Including the strikeout in his final at-bat against the Giants, when he was going for his historic fourth home run in the bottom of the 8th, Story has now hit 1 for his last 13 including 7 strikeouts, leaving 7 runners on base with only 1 RBI.
His most crucial at-bat came in the 7th inning of Friday night’s 4-2 loss to the Dodgers. He stepped up to the plate down 2 runs with two outs and bases loaded, and preceded to strike out against reliever Dylan Floro.
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This is obviously nit picking but in the midst of some of the most important series of the season, the Rockies cannot afford to have their best players scuffling.
Nolan Arenado may have finally broke out of his worst slump of his career Sunday with his 2-run blast to center field but the Rockies have to have both Trevor and Nolan clicking on all cylinders the rest of the way if they want to win the NL West or the Wild Card.
I hope I am making a mountain out of a mole hill but with 20 games left in the season, the Rockies desperately need Trevor Story to play up to his MVP potential.
The Rockies could essentially crush the Diamondbacks’ playoff hopes in the next four games and a good series from their shortstop would go a long ways in doing just that.