Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Trevor Story left Sunday’s road game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being hit in the right hand with a pitch.
In the top of the eighth inning, Story was hit on a 1-2 pitch from Arizona reliever Chris Devenski. Originally called a foul ball, replays showed that the pitch hit Story on a finger of his right hand (his throwing hand), awarding him first base.
Story stayed in the game to run the bases after being hit, but then was lifted in the bottom of the eighth inning as part of a double switch. Ryan McMahon moved from third base to second base while Alan Trejo moved from second to shortstop. Josh Fuentes entered the game as part of the double switch, taking over third base as Daniel Bard entered as Colorado’s new pitcher.
You can see the pitch and Story’s reaction below.
Prior to being hit by the pitch, Story was 1-for-3 on the day with a two-run home run. The homer came in the top of the third inning on a full count and gave the Rockies a 2-1 edge.
Story was truly starting to heat up for the Rockies. He connected on his first road home run and first three-hit game of the season in Colorado’s 14-6 win on Saturday night. The long ball snapped a long skid away from Coors Field for Story, who last homered on the road on September 9, 2020, at San Diego.
Sunday’s game was the fourth consecutive game for Story with a hit after starting the current road trip through San Francisco and Arizona 0-for-10.
We will update this article below as soon as more information on Story’s injury becomes available. Colorado manager Bud Black is expected to speak with the media, including Rox Pile, after the game.
UPDATE: Black said that X-rays on Story’s finger were negative.
“I think we dodged a bullet there,” Black said. “Good news there for sure.”
We’ll find out if this keeps Story out of the lineup when the Rockies open a three-game series at home against San Francisco.
“It’s too early to tell,” Black said when asked about if Story would miss any time.
We’ll be at Coors Field on Monday night and will keep you updated.
UPDATE 2: Monday’s game against the Giants was postponed by wet weather and will be a doubleheader on Tuesday. However, Black told media on Monday afternoon that, if there had been a game on Monday night, Story could have played.
Black also mentioned that Story was taking batting practice in the cage on Monday afternoon, another good sign that the Rockies did indeed dodge a bullet with Story being hit.