While the Colorado Rockies have had (so far) one of their worst road trips of the season at seemingly the worst possible time, there are still been plenty of good things to look back upon this season.
As Colorado Rockies fans, it feels like we need something good right now, so I decided to look back at five of the best games of the 2018 season so far. Of course, I hope there are games coming up before the end of the season that may overtake some of these on the list, but let’s focus on these five to start and get some of that good momentum happening again.
The season is winding down and it feel like the Rockies have had a memorable game every week. With comebacks galore, the games listed on subsequent pages may not have been the most exciting from the first to the ninth, but they definitely ended up being the best games of the season.
Let’s start with Number 5 and work our way up…
September 5, 2018
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants
Coors Field, Denver, Colo.
The LoDo magic has been something special this year, and the night of September 5 was no different.
The Rockies went into the Wednesday game against the Giants winners of four straight, including the first two games of their series with San Francisco. Looking for the sweep, they sent Antonio Senzatela to the mound to face off against Giants left-hander Andrew Suárez … and both were meh.
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While Senzatela only gave up three runs, he gave up nine hits and two walks. But did that pitching line really matter? In this case, no, it didn’t. This is a Trevor Story appreciation snippet, and let’s get to that.
The real MVP this season is the superstar from Irving, Texas, and he had quite possibly the most impressive display of power in the last 10 years in baseball in one night. His home run in the first inning was an eye-popping 459 feet that landed on the concourse in left field and that was just a taste of what came next.
On a 1-1 pitch from Suárez, Story turned a fastball into the longest home run in the Statcast era measuring at 505 FEET!!!! The thing one-hopped Helton Burger for Pete’s sake. It is the longest home run in history of Coors Field … and he wasn’t even done. In the sixth inning, Story came up and hit his third solo homer of the day over the left field wall at a modest 416 feet.
One of the most amazing facts that we know is, as of right now, the 459-foot homer that he hit is tied for the fourth-longest home run he’s hit this season, according to Statcast.
Trevor Story had himself a day, and it will live on in Rockies lore for a very very long time.