Matt Kemp hit a two-run double in the first inning to help James Shields earn his first victory of the season, and the San Diego Padres overcame 11 strikeouts by Jon Gray to beat the Colorado Roc
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Story voted NL rookie of the month
Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies has been selected as the National League Rookie of the Month for April. Through 22 games in April, the shortstop knocked out 10 home runs, the most by a rookie in NL history.
Lineup: Rockies (12-12) at Padres (9-16)
- 1. Charlie Blackmon, CF (L)
- 2. Trevor Story, SS (R)
- 3. Carlos Gonzalez, RF (L)
- 4. Nolan Arenado, 3B (R)
- 5. Gerardo Parra, LF (L)
- 6. Nick Hundley, C (R)
- 7. Ben Paulsen, 1B (L)
- 8. DJ LeMahieu, 2B (R)
- 9. Jon Gray, P (R) Daily notes
Arenado and Story 1-2 in MLB in home runs
Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story are currently Nos. 1 and 2 in the league in home runs. The last time two players from the same team led the MLB in homers through May 1 was in 2008 (Chase Utley and Pat Burrell for the Phillies).
Rockies need more runs
Notice we didn't say home runs. The team is most certainly not lacking for dingers, but they struggle to get players across the dish if they aren't hitting the ball over the fence. Colorado takes a five-spot fall to No. 23 this week. Week 4 Power Rankings
Nolan Arenado hit his major league-leading 11th home run and Gerardo Parra also connected as the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Trevor Story's two-run triple in the top of the ninth inning broke a tie, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Saturday night.
Trevor Story hit his 10th April homer on Friday, tying for the MLB lead and adding another highlight to his hot first month.
Trevor Story tied a rookie record with his 10th home run of April, a two-run shot, and the Colorado Rockies hit four home runs Friday in a 9-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Don't sell Trevor Story from your fantasy team just yet! He's homered again tonight, as has teammate Nolan Arenado. They're tied for the MLB lead with 10 home runs. One key for Story: As pitchers have started to pitch him away more often, he's drawn another walk, giving him five in four games, after walking just four times in his first 17 games. He still has a lot of swing-and-miss, but a good sign that he's not just a wild hacker up there.
After early surge, Story evening out
After hitting .333 with eight HRs in his first nine games, Trevor Story followed up by dropping to .146 with one HR in his next nine. Which surging, slumping players will continue? (Insider)
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Buster Olney talks to Rockies manager Walt Weiss about the hot starts of Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado, the idea of playing four outfielders at Coors Field and much more.
Davis does it on Wednesday night
Khris Davis had the longest home run by a nose Wednesday night with his fourth-inning blast against Detroit. While Byung-Ho Park may not be leading the Majors in HRs, his is a story of quality over quantity.
Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the 12th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their mastery of the Colorado Rockies with a 9-8 marathon win Wednesday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Trevor Story had a chance to win it in the 12th with the winning runs in scoring position and two outs, but home plate ump Ramon DeJesus rung him up on an 0-2 fastball that was clearly inside. Give Mark Melancon credit for hitting the glove of Francisco Cervelli, but a terrible call and the Rockies drop their fifth in a row.
Rockies @ Padres
Petco Park - Tue 5/3