Monday night was a rough one for the Colorado Rockies. The ball club was blasted 14-3 by the San Diego Padres on their home field and lost emerging stars Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson to what are hopefully minor injuries.
Dickerson and Arenado are currently tied for the team lead with 10 RBIs apiece. Arenado also leads the Rockies with three homeruns.
Arenado was a late scratch from Monday night’s contest with left wrist soreness. The 24-year-old tweaked his wrist during batting practice before the game. He told Root Sports after the game that the injury originated before his last at bat in Los Angeles.
“I think part of it was I was swinging the heavy bat and it just kind of tweaked me the wrong way,” Arenado said. “I started feeling it during that last at bat and then on the way home it started tightening up a little bit.”
Rafael Ynoa was solid filling in for Arenado at third base on Monday night. He chipped in his first hit and RBI of the season with a single in the fourth inning. Arenado – who is listed as day-to-day – said he could return the lineup as soon as Tuesday.
“I think I’ll be fine tomorrow. If not tomorrow, it should only be of couple days. It shouldn’t be long,” said Arenado.
Dickerson came out of the batter’s box limping in the third inning. Rockies manager Walt Weiss explained in his post game press conference that the left fielder re-aggravated “mild” plantar fasciitis he has been dealing with. The Rockies will certainly want to exercise caution with what can be a nagging and lingering injury to a key piece of their lineup.
“When he came out of the box that thing bit him,” Weiss said. “It’s been mild up to this point, but it’s been there.”
Drew Stubbs will see more time in the outfield if Dickerson is forced to miss time.
Nathan is a staff writer for Mile High Sports. He can be reached on Twitter at @TheRealNatron.