Story (hamstring) is in Friday's lineup against the Padres, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports. Story was forced to exit Thursday's game with a hamstring cramp, but the shortstop won't miss any additional time as he's back in the lineup for the series opener against San Diego on Friday. He is currently riding a six-game hitting streak, going 8-for-24 with two home runs and four RBI over that span.
Story was removed from Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks with a cramp in his right hamstring, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Story did not seem concerned about his health following Thursday's game, so as long as he is only dealing with cramping, he will have a chance to return to action for the Rockies' next game Friday against the Padres. Story went 1-for-3 Thursday prior to exiting, extending his hitting streak to six games.
Story went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three RBI during Saturday's win over the Dodgers. The shortstop is putting together a respectable push of late with 10 doubles, two homers, 11 RBI, five runs and an .857 OPS through his past 15 games. While it's been a mediocre-at-best season from Story, there are still plenty of settings where he's a solid option, and maintaining his current pace through the end of the season would be a boon to his final stat line.
Story is out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Heading into Friday, Story had collected at least one hit in three consecutive games. His recent (albeit short) stint of success at the plate lifted his batting average to a still-underwhelming mark of .227. He'll give way to Alexi Amarista at shortstop Friday.
Story went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Giants. Story took southpaw Ty Blach deep in the fourth inning for his 19th long ball. Nine of those home runs have come against left-handed pitching even though the shortstop has almost three times as many plate appearances against righties. He has come back down to earth with a .225/.302/.424 line after slashing .272/.341/.567 as a rookie last year, but still holds value thanks in part to playing his home games at the league's most hitter-friendly venue.
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