DENVER – For the Colorado Rockies to win their first ever National League West title, they were going to need at least one star-caliber player to step up in the final month and be the driving force that reinforces their remarkable starting pitching.

With Charlie Blackmon having a bit of a down year (though still very good) and Nolan Arenado mired in a bit of a slump (also still very good) it appears as though that player is going to be shortstop Trevor Story.

Already putting together a (forgive me) storybook season—making his first All-Star Game, setting new career highs in batting average, homers, and stolen bases—he put together the most incredible offensive game of his young career Wednesday night, powering the Rockies to a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants with three literally and metaphorically massive home runs.

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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. Follow Drew on Twitter - @DrewCreasman