Trevor Story injured, reeling Rockies swept in doubleheader by Mets

It was a lousy Thursday in the Big Apple for the road-woeful Rockies.

Not only did they get swept in a doubleheader by the Mets at Citi Field, but all-star shortstop Trevor Story was removed after the third inning of the second game because of an arm injury.

After the game, manager Bud Black said Story was taken out of the game because of “general tightness” around his right elbow. Black said the elbow tightened up on a throw to first baseman C.J. Cron and got worse as the inning went on. Black called the injury, at this point, “day-to-day.”

As has been the case on the road all season, Colorado’s offense was AWOL, scoring three runs over the two games. Colorado is now 3-20 away from Coors Field and has been outscored 117-59 on the road.

Colorado lost the second game, 4-2, with Connor Joe driving in a run in the fourth inning, snapping a 17-inning drought in which the Rockies had failed to score. Raimel Tapia scored Charlie Blackmon with a two-out single in the seventh.

The game got really ugly for Colorado in the sixth. Reliever Jordan Sheffield gave up a double to James McCann, walked three batters, hit another and walked in two runs.

Starter Antonio Senzatela pitched well enough, giving up two runs on four hits, but the fourth inning was his undoing. The Mets loaded the bases when Billy McKinney doubled, Dominic Smith was hit by a pitch and McCann walked. Senzatela struck out Patrick Mazeika but José Peraza, the Mets’ Game 1 hero, scored McKinney with a single to left.

The Rockies lost the opener, 1-0, on a solo home run by Peraza off German Marquez in the third inning. Peraza smacked Marquez’s first-pitch slider into the left-field seats.

The game took only 1 hour, 54 minutes.

The Rockies were shut out for the eighth time on the road this season and the fifth time in May. New York starter Marcus Stroman pitched six innings, allowing three hits, striking out three and walking two. He induced the Rockies into 10 groundball outs.