Published 6:21 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018
Situated in the thin, mile-high air of Denver, Coors Field has been a power hitter's paradise since it opened in 1995. Colorado Rockies slugger Trevor Story took advantage of the conditions Wednesday night to crush a home run that traveled a very, very long way.
Story connected off San Francisco Giants starter Andrew Suarez in the fourth inning for a monster 505-foot blast that cleared all the seats in left field and landed on the concourse beyond.
According to the folks at Statcast, it was baseball's longest home run since their tracking technology debuted in 2015. The homer was Story's second of the night, coming on the heels of a 459-foot shot in the first inning.
"When you have a night like tonight it's hard to explain," Story said. "You kind of get these feelings, these intuitions, and you try to act on them, not outthink yourself."
Story wasn't done and added a third home run in the sixth inning to give him a career-high 31 on the season. The third-year shortstop came up in the eighth with a chance to tie the MLB single-game record of four homers, but he struck out swinging against Giants reliever Ray Black.
The three home runs helped the first-place Rockies win 5-3 and move 1½ games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in a tight NL West race.
"I'm more excited about the win at this point," Story said. "Every win from here on out is huge."
Contributing: Associated Press.