The Rockies have been steadily improving, in no small part due to the efforts of Trevor Story. These efforts were acknowledged with Story being named Player of the Week for the NL. His slash line was an outstanding .524/.583/1.048, and he joined Nolan Arenado as the only two players in the franchise with a game with three hits, two home runs, seven RBIs, and four runs in a game. Story is fun to watch, and it makes it more fun to see him helping the Rockies win.
As the Rockies are preparing to face the Chicago Cubs, we take a look back at the Wild Card Game against them last year. Tony Wolters came up to bat in the 12th inning. The catcher had been hitting .170 on the year, but on a double switch, he drove in Trevor Story on a single, the run that would get the Rockies to the NLDS. The hit put Wolters in the Rockies’ history book. As they get ready to head to Chicago, Wolters is hoping to just help his team win another game.
Nolan Arenado is no stranger to hitting home runs at Coors Field, but he was thrilled at Chris Iannetta’s beast of a home run in Sunday’s victory. The ball soared 476 feet, which is the third-longest home run in the MLB this year so far. Arenado admits he took some teasing after only hitting his home run 432 feet, but Arenado’s definitely doing what he does best: hitting the ball and hitting it far. Amid all the success of various Rockies, David Dahl’s quiet success shouldn’t go unnoticed. He’s hitting .600 in his last five games, showing that consistency and power he’s got.
On the Farm
The Asheville Tourists fell to the Augusta GreenJackets despite a solid offensive outing. Shortstop Terrin Vavra had a hit and two runs, and right fielder Niko Decolati got three RBIs in four at-bats.