Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Trevor Story back into the building!
After hitting the Colorado Rockies shortstop hit first home run of the season in the series opener on Friday night, Story followed with a grand slam during a seven-run fourth inning to help propel the Rockies to a 12-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field in the deciding contest of the three-game series between the two teams.
The series win was the second straight for Colorado (8-13) following the team’s eight-game, 10-day homestand that concluded Sunday after the Rockies had taken both contests of a two-game set against the Houston Astros.
The last time that Colorado captured back-to-back series was August of a year ago when the team was victorious in a four-game home series with San Francisco before besting Seattle in a three-game road series.
Those back-to-back series wins in 2020 were a part of five consecutive series that Colorado won in racing to an 11-3 start to open the campaign before dropping 13 of its next 15 contests on the way to a 26-34 final record.
With Sunday’s win, the Rockies ended the homestand with a 5-3 mark and a winning home record for April by going 8-7.
The 12 runs scored by Colorado, a season-high, were the most for the club since a 12-2 road shellacking of the Cincinnati Reds on July 26, 2019, and the most at Coors Field since erupting for 13 runs June 26, 2019, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The seven-run, fourth-inning outburst on Sunday marked the first time the Rockies scored at least seven runs in an inning, in which it was the first inning they had scored, since May of 2017.
The Rockies opponent in that game—the Phillies!
Yes. There were a lot of positives for the Rox in the series win against the Phillies (10-11).
Let’s take a look at three things, in particular, for Rox fans to really like from the series.