After hitting a home run on Friday night to tie the rookie record set by a National League short stop, Story decided to claim the record all for himself with two more home runs on Saturday. The two home runs led the way to another win for Tyler Anderson, another rookie who is showcasing his stuff. The final score was 8-4 and the Rockies are now in the prime position to sweep the four game series with the Braves.
For the third game in a row, the Rockies got down by a run early. They escaped the first inning without giving up a run, but the Braves managed to score in the second. Single, strike out, single, strike out, single are how the Braves managed their run and Anderson was that one out away from escaping without harm. The one run was only the start of the scoring and would be forgot in the long run.
The bottom half of the inning saw Story rewrite the record books with a two run homer to center field. It was his 25th of the year and gave him sole possession of the team lead in home runs. The game would then go into a 47 minute delay which has also been a routine on this road trip.
Anderson came back out after the rain delay and while he did give up a run in the third and a run in the fourth, he still managed a quality start in route to his third win of the year. He struck out six and walked only one while allowing eight hits, but he controlled the damage and kept the Braves from having the big inning.
The Rockies wouldn’t score again until the sixth, but when it rains, it pours. The Rockies started the inning with an out, but DJ LeMahieu walked and Arenado singled to get two men on for Cargo. A double scored LeMahieu and the game was then tied at 3-3. The scoring wouldn’t stop there and Story kept up his good night. With runners at second and third, Story singled them both in and the Rockies took a 5-3 lead. Two more runs would cross when Tony Wolters came up with the bases loaded. Wolters has been money with the bases loaded and he kept that up with a single to right.
From there both team would score another run, but the game was out of hand for the Braves by that point and the Rockies bullpen did a good job of closing it out. Trevor Story did hit another home run before the night was up and capped a 4-4 night with a career high 5 RBIs.
The game ended with a double play induced by Ottavino and the Rockies will send Tyler Chatwood to the mound to face off against the Braves rookie Tyrell Jenkins. The Rockies are 5 games under .500, but on the way up and will (disappointingly) probably not sell like they should at the deadline.