Injuries to Senza, Blackmon derail finale in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — The Rockies’ fortunes went from poor to painful Thursday afternoon, when right fielder Charlie Blackmon and starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela left in the second inning with leg injuries.

Senzatela’s injury looked worse. He suffered the injury as he attempted to cover first base on Brandon Donovan’s soft, two-out grounder that would end up an RBI single. Rookie first baseman Elehuris Montero initially seemed unsure whether he or Senzatela would field the ball. Senzatela’s left leg appeared to buckle when he attempted to change direction. He grabbed his left knee when on the ground and needed to be helped off the field.

In the top of the first inning, Blackmon tapped a single to third base and came up slow as he made the dash up the first-base line. The game was stopped when he received attention from the Rockies’ trainer. He stayed in for the remainder of the inning. Wynton Bernard replaced Blackmon in right field to start the bottom of the second. Blackmon’s injury or its severity was not immediately known.

Senzatela was charged with five runs on six hits. He was replaced by lefty Austin Gomber, who gave up an RBI double to the first hitter he faced, Paul Goldschmidt, for a 5-0 Cards lead.

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