The Colorado Rockies did not have a banner series in St. Louis and it has been a long time since they have. However, this one might be in the record books for the worst in a few ways.
On Tuesday, the Rockies lost 5-4 on a walkoff hit by pitch. They lost 5-1 on Wednesday and in Thursday’s matinee, the Rockies were absolutely clobbered 13-0. In addition to that, both right fielder Charlie Blackmon and starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela suffered injuries.
Rockies: Charlie Blackmon, Antonio Senzatela injury updates
After the club’s shellacking in St. Louis, manager Bud Black provided an update to the media on both Charlie Blackmon and Antonio Senzatela.
Blackmon suffered his injury in the first inning while running to first base on an eventual infield single. He wasn’t pulled from the game until the second inning, though. Black told the media that Blackmon suffered a hamstring injury but it is fairly mild. He will be day-to-day.
Senzatela, on the other hand, has a more serious injury. He left in the second inning as well after allowing six hits and being down 4-0 with a runner on base (that eventually scored). It was an infield single and while covering first base, Senzatela twisted his left knee. He left the game after not being able to put any weight on his leg. He will receive an MRI on Friday in Denver.
Barring some very good news, it seems like Senzatela will head to the injured list. If he does, he will join catcher Elias Díaz, outfielder Yonathan Daza, outfielder Kris Bryant, starting pitcher Chad Kuhl, reliever Jhoulys Chacín, and reliever Alex Colomé as Rockies players that have hit the IL since July 31.
Since the All-Star break, the club is 8-19 with an ERA of 5.77. Meanwhile, the club is barely averaging four runs scored a game in that span with a sub-.400 slugging percentage and a team OPS just over .700.