It was a weekend to forget for the Colorado Rockies. Injuries, faltering starters and blown leads all made up what was a winless four days for the club.

Mercifully, the Cardinals once again took Sunday’s matchup in blowout fashion, this time, 11-4. The Rockies’ loss was the 13th in their last 19 tries.

In the National League, the Rockies have the third-worst record on the year at 58-73.

Ahead are takeaways from the loss.

Senzatela reboot eerily similar to previous chances

It’s hard to envision a path to success for Antonio Senzatela in the majors – at least for this year.

The youngster has shown flashes but been set back consistently by shortcomings. On multiple occasions, his inability to command both breaking balls and fastballs has gotten Senzatela into trouble.

Without control, the hurler once again fell flat in a spot start Sunday. The start that caused a demotion in July was merely a precursor for his latest nod.

In both starts, Senzatela was unable to make it through two innings. After only five outs once again, Bud Black had seen enough.

Of the 12 batters that Senzatela faced in his shortened start, he allowed five hits, six earned runs and walked two – including a bases-loaded walk of Dexter Fowler. He threw 53 pitches in the laborious frames. The array of offerings resulted in only three swings and misses.

It was the seventh start of Senztela’s 2019 campaign in which he allowed six-or-more runs. In each, he’s failed to reach the six-inning plateau.

The blunder rose Senzatela’s season earned run average to an unsightly 6.75. Since the beginning of July, that mark rises to 19.18. Even in a year when the Rockies have been one of the league’s worst clubs, starting a pitcher that’s allowing nearly three touchdowns per nine innings isn’t justifiable.

For the Rockies, their entire staff has reached a near-record low:

Hampson’s power makes a rare appearance 

Baseball players in the majors always have traits that are undercover but shine through on occasion. For Garrett Hampson, that facet of his game is power.

The young speedster relies heavily on putting the ball in play and allowing his legs to do the work. On a 2-2 fastball from Michael Wacha, he was able to trot:

The long ball was only the third of the year for Hampson. In his entire Rockies’ career – including the minor leagues – he had 24 in 1,796 plate appearances leading up to Sunday’s effort.

Hampson went 1-for-3 on the day, bringing his season average to .212.

Strikeouts have often been a problem for the versatile infielder. Keeping the ball in play, especially over the fence, is a far greater outcome for Hampson’s long-term outlook. With the season’s contending period closed, he’ll likely get plenty of chances to do more of the same.

Arenado reaches the century mark once again, adds to historic career

Few players are as good as Nolan Arenado when it comes to driving in runners – however important that may be.

Pinned in the third and fourth spot of the Rockies lineup for nearly his entire major-league career, the third baseman has made a point to come through for the club. With his 33rd home run of the season, he once again reached the 100-RBI mark:

In franchise history, he becomes just the fifth player to dawn the Rockies’ purple and drive in 100-or-more runs in five different seasons. He joins Todd Helton as the only two players to do it in five consecutive years.

The long ball was also Arenado’s 17th on the road this year. He tied the franchise record for 10th-most homers away from home in a single season.

Many of the past’s elite third basemen, including Hall-of-Famer Mike Schmidt, have already adorned Arenado the title of best in the game’s history. For now, he’ll settle for best in Rockies’ history at the hot corner.

Troubles by the Gateway Arch continue 

Following their four-game sweep, the Rockies ensured they will go yet another year without consecutive wins in St. Louis. Dating back to June 7-8, 2009, the club has gone 34 games with stringing together a pair of victories. That’s the second-longest streak in league history.

The quartet of games exposed the Rockies’ lack of talent in several areas. In all, they scored a mere 12 runs and allowed 31.

Starters for the Rockies in the series went a combined 16.1 innings and allowed a whopping 19 runs (17 earned). That 9.50 ERA in the four-game slate was the primary reason for the club’s struggles.

Since June 26-28, the Rockies have failed to win – or split – a single road series. They’ve gone 5-21 overall in that span away from Coors Field.