The Colorado Rockies were able to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals last night, but they lost a pair of regulars in the process. Third baseman Nolan Arenado exited the game in the third inning with a thumb injury, while catcher Wilin Rosario was forced out a bit later due to a lingering calf issue, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
Arenado left the game after experiencing discomfort in his right thumb, an injury that has been an issue for the past month. The ailment forced him to miss a game earlier this month, and the pain grew to a point where he felt he needed to exit. He was replaced at third base by DJ LeMahieu following his second-inning at-bat.
Arenado told reporters after the game that his thumb has impacted his level of comfort at the plate.
"In San Francisco [last week, when he went 5-for-12], I felt very good at the plate, but in Arizona I didn't feel so good," Arenado said. "I felt like I couldn't explode to the ball. That first at-bat [against the Cardinals], I couldn't get to the ball."
Rosario left the game after experiencing pain in his calf. He called the issue a cramp after the game, but the Rockies have to be at least a bit concerned considering Rosario was inflicted with a hamstring issue in August. While he doesn’t want to be sidelined by what he considers to be a cramp, Harding said it’s likely manager Walt Weiss will rest Rosario today.
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