Here is what we know about the Colorado Rockies removing Trevor Story from the game against the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon.
According to reports from the Colorado Rockies, All-Star shortstop Trevor Story was removed from the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon as a precaution because of “arm tightness.”
Story was removed from the game in the fourth inning after going 0-for-1 with a walk at the plate. He was 1-for-3 in the first game of the doubleheader as the Rockies dropped a 1-0 decision. He was 1-for-8 in the initial two games of the four-game series in Queens, part of a .211 batting average Story has this season on the road as the Rockies have struggled to just three wins in their first 21 games away from Denver (heading into Thursday).
The two-time All-Star had his five-game hitting streak snapped in Tuesday’s loss to the Mets. Entering Thursday, Story was batting .180 (11-for-61) with two doubles, one home run, and three RBI over his past 15 games.
The 28-year-old Story has 398 career RBI, putting him just two shy of becoming the 13th Rockies player in franchise history to reach 400 RBI with the club.
Story finished Colorado’s three-game series against Arizona with a bang on Sunday by hitting his fourth career walk-off home run against the Diamondbacks. It was his fifth homer of the season. Story’s four walk-off home runs are tied for the third-most in franchise history behind Dante Bichette (five) and Todd Helton (seven).
We will have more information on Story from Colorado manager Bud Black after the game and will update this story below.
UPDATE: In the third inning, Story made a play up the middle, fielding a grounder from Cameron Maybin and throwing him out at first. Black said that it was on the throw to first where Story initially felt what he described as, “general tightness around the elbow.”
Black described Story as “truly day to day” as the Rockies head to Pittsburgh to start a three-game series against the Pirates on Friday night.