Colorado Rockies injury news: Trevor Story removed from Friday’s game
Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was removed from Friday’s game in the eighth inning for precautionary reasons.
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was removed from Friday’s game in the eighth inning after he was on the receiving end of a bad hop on a groundball off the bat of Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe.
With the Rockies having a 11-4 lead at the time, Carlos Estevez delivered the first pitch of the inning, a 97 MPH fastball to Renfroe. Story ranged to his right to field the ball, which had an exit velocity of 96.1 MPH off Renfroe’s bat.
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However, as Story was about ready to field it, the groundball hit the heel of his glove and bounced up and hit him between his left eye and his forehead, which knocked him to the ground.
Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger came out to check on the Rockies shortstop and, for precautionary reasons, the Rockies shortstop was removed from the game.
Story was having a great day at the plate for the Rockies as he went 3-for-5 with 2 runs, a double, and he also tallied his 12th stolen base of the season.
Entering the game, Story was hitting .278/.347/.527 with 16 home runs, 46 RBI, 16 doubles, 76 hits, 59 runs, and an OPS+ of 116.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado did not start today’s game so he came in to replace Story. Ryan McMahon, who started the game at third base, moved to second base and Brendan Rodgers, who started the game at second, moved to shortstop.
The Rockies bullpen, since the removal of Story, has made the game interesting as they have allowed seven runs in the last inning plus since Story left, including six runs in the 9th.
As we hear more about any potential injury to Story, we will update this article as the media, including Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry, will soon hear from Story and Rockies manager Bud Black as soon as the game is complete.
UPDATE: Black said after the game that Story did not have a concussion. He was officially listed with a “forehead contusion.”
"“I think he’s going to be OK,” Black said. “He got hit pretty hard. That was a pretty hard hit grounder and it took a bad hop. It swelled up immediately. Keith and I both felt it was the right thing to do.”"
Story appeared briefly in the clubhouse after the game and when asked if he was OK, he responded with a yes before leaving.
Also in the clubhouse, Ian Desmond added that knowing Story was OK was the silver lining of a tough Friday loss.
"“The biggest win and probably most important thing is finding out that Trevor is OK,” Desmond said. “That ball looked like it came up and got him right in the eye. The fact that we’re going to have him back soon is a huge victory.”"