The Colorado Rockies endured a sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend at Chavez Ravine. During the sweep, both teams smacked home runs that had some historical perspective included along with them.
Both the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers exhibited power over the weekend at Dodger Stadium, with the teams combining for 13 home runs in their three-game set, including 10 in Sunday’s series finale.
Let’s start with Sunday as Colorado shortstop Trevor Story launched a third-inning solo shot for his eighth homer of the season. It was also his 131st career homer with the Rockies, moving him into 10th place on the team’s all-time list, ahead of Matt Holliday‘s 130. As a note, Story reached the mark in his 571st game while Holliday needed 723 to reach 130.
Story’s next Rockies legend to pass in homers is Andres Galarraga, who needed 679 games to hit 172 home runs, so that will be an interesting quest to watch in terms of power per games played.
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Speaking of power, how about Sam Hilliard‘s solo blast on Saturday night off Los Angeles starter Dustin May? His second home run of the season traveled 431 feet per Statcast. That ties for the third-longest home run hit at Dodger Stadium by a Rockies player in the Statcast era. Charlie Blackmon hit one 447 feet on September 18, 2018, off Clayton Kershaw for the longest Rockies homer at Chavez Ravine, while Carlos Gonzalez (437 feet) and Nolan Arenado (431 feet) tied or bested Hilliard’s blast.
Also on Hilliard’s jaw-dropping blast, since the beginning of the 2019 season, per Statcast, there have been just four home runs by visiting players at Dodger Stadium hit longer than Hilliard’s shot:
Freddie Freeman — 446 feet off Walker Buehler (May 6, 2019)
Christian Walker — 441 feet off Yimi Garcia (March 28, 2019)
Manny Machado — 441 feet off Kershaw (May 14, 2019)
Mike Trout — 441 feet off Kenta Maeda (July 23, 2019)
Also, one more note on Hilliard’s homer, per Elias Sports Bureau, he became the only Rockies player to hit three homers in his first seven games at Dodger Stadium.
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Of course, we also need to share when the Dodgers made some history with their home runs. And, with seven hit on Sunday, there were plenty of opportunities for that.
Four of those Dodger home runs came off starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela (a career-high allowed). That was the most by a Colorado pitcher since Tim Melville allowed four at Coors Field on Sept. 12, 2019, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Senzatela became the ninth Colorado pitcher (and the 10th time overall) to allow four home runs in a road game. However, he is the first Rockies pitcher to surrender four homers at Dodger Stadium.
Just how rare was the power outburst against Senzatela on Sunday? It marked the first time in his career that he had ever allowed multiple home runs in a road outing.