Trevor Story added another chapter on Sunday.
Story hit one of five solo home runs for the Colorado Rockies in their 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres. These included a pair of back-to-back shots. Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado homered consecutively with two outs in the first and then Story and Gonzalez went deep with no outs in the bottom of the eighth. Ryan Rayburn also hit a ball over the fence.
The Colorado Rockies rookie hit his seventh home run after just six major-league games. The feat sets a new Major League Baseball record. Larry Walker, Mike Schmidt, and Willie Mays all hit six home runs through the first six games of various seasons. But Story hit seven, and did so as a rookie.
Chad Bettis picked up the win after allowing just one earned run through seven. James Shields, who also went seven, lost his second game after allowing three of the five solo shots. Brandon Mauer gave up Story’s blast.
The shortstop endured his first game in the majors without a home run on Saturday before telling his familiar story on Sunday.
The 23-year-old reflected, “It has been fun so far.” Rockies fans concur.