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|Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2016 04:18 pm||
|Rookie phenom Trevor Story went a solid 3-for-4 with a pair of triples to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 10-6 victory Wednesday over the San Francisco Giants, but he came up just shy of a truly memorable night.
Story, who entered the contest with seven homers in seven games, was robbed of his eighth and ninth long balls of the season by the new heightened fences at Coors Field.
The Rockies raised the fence in right-center field by eight feet, and the wall structure inside the left-field foul pole by five feet, ahead of the 2016 season at the homer-happy venue.
The new right-center field fence at Coors Field. Nearly nine feet taller this year. Feels bigger than I'd guessed... pic.twitter.com/UhLwQv3Hii
— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) April 7, 2016
In his third plate appearance, Story lifted a towering drive off the top of the old wall in center field, and in his next at-bat, he couldn't clear the fence in right-center.
"(The wall's) supposed to get the other team," Rockies manager Walt Weiss joked postgame. "But it was a great sign to see that from Trevor. That's his part of the ballpark, that center- to right-center gap."
Story suffered through his first hitless game of his young career Tuesday, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Giants. Regardless, the 23-year-old prospect is hitting a very respectable .343/.351/.1.057 through eight games with 13 RBIs.
Colorado batters combined to hit a franchise-record four triples in the contest, with Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez also contributing to the cause.