Rookie Trevor Story continued to break records and join elite company with his long ball, while the Padres put an end to a record they may not be too proud of in San Diego’s 13-6 win over the Rockies.
Story can’t stop hitting homers ...
Story has hit six home runs in his four career games, becoming the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to hit a home run in each of his first four games.
The Rockies shortstop was not projected to do what he is doing. His ZiPS projection for this season was 18 HR. That was the highest home run projection any system gave him.
... which puts him with elite company
With two home runs on Friday, Story became the fifth player since 1900 with a home run in each of his team's first four games to start a season.
The six home runs he has hit are the most by a player in his team's first four games of a season.
But the Padres scored!
The Padres failed to score in the first 30 innings of the season season. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, it is the longest such streak in major league history.
San Diego snapped the streak when it scored six runs in the fourth inning.