Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has yet to fall back to Earth, adding two more home runs to his season total in Friday's home opener against the San Diego Padres. Story's six homers through the first four games of the year have surpassed MLB firsts among rookie campaigns, and landed the 23-year old Texas native among baseball legends.
Mark McGwire weighs in on the rookie's record tear in this article from Thomas Harding of MLB.com, drawing similarities between the ease of Story's swing and his own. McGwire opened the 1998 season with home runs in each of the first four games, a benchmark Story could clear tonight.
Story-Book tale one of hard work - Rockies.com
Success hasn't always come as easy to Trevor Story as he is making it look right now. In fact, Story's road to the Rockies was much more grind than glide through the five years of pro ball leading up to this spring. Struggles at the plate limited Story to underwhelming power numbers and pedestrian averages over much of his minor league career, but Story never stopped improving.
For Story, baseball is a game of highs and lows. And through it all, persistence. The lessons he has taken from the peaks and valleys of his career will remain, even after the streak has ended.
A topic of growing controversy, Trevor Story puns have surfaced in nearly half of all the internet has to offer this week. Love 'em or hate 'em, Cut4 ranked the Twitter top ten.
Watch Story discuss his electric Coors Field debut in this postgame press conference. A man of pure swing and impeccably groomed facial hair.
From fried Twinkies to pineapple hot dogs, Rockies fans chow down - The Denver Post
Baseball is back in the Mile High City, and with it comes all the best in ballpark fare. Colleen O'Connor of The Denver Post got the lowdown on not-to-be-missed eats from around Coors Field, including a few flashy new gourmet hot dogs and Sriracha Pork Belly tacos. Get the scoop on all of this year's additions, just in case you ever tire of Rockie Dogs and Helton Burgers.
Pomeranz 'different' as he returns to Coors Field - Jeff Sanders
Former Rockie Drew Pomeranz will start tonight for the Padres against the team, and in the city, that gave him his first taste of the big leagues. His five-year major league career hasn't exactly played out the way many expected of the 2010 fifth overall pick, bouncing between roles and four different organizations. But Pomeranz returns to Denver a more experienced player this year, coupling a revamped four-pitch repertoire with a tactical sense of self.