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Dickerson reaggravates foot injury

MIAMI -- The struggling Rockies offense may have taken a costly hit in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Marlins when left fielder Corey Dickerson exited after a sixth-inning groundout to shortstop.

Dickerson, hitting .306 on the season, had just returned from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday. He went to the DL on May 19 with plantar fasciitis in his foot, which manager Walt Weiss said he reaggravated running to first base.

"He felt the foot," Weiss said. "Not sure exactly how serious it is, but it's a chronic thing, and hopefully it didn't flare up too bad. But he definitely felt it."

If Dickerson is out for an extended period of time, it's a blow the Colorado offense can ill afford at this juncture. The outfielder was 0-for-3 prior to exiting the loss, but he has five homers and 16 RBIs on the season, and he went 3-for-7 in the first two games of the series.

After being shut out in the series opener on Thursday, the Rockies have scored just one run in each of the past two contests. They also recently went through a 17-inning scoreless drought that began in Wednesday's loss to St. Louis.

"I think it's honestly just running into some guys with good stuff," said backup catcher Michael McKenry, who tripled on Saturday. "I don't think it has to do with home and road or anything like that. I know we talked about that, but it's just one of those things right now. We're getting hits here and there, but nothing's timely, and that's tough, especially in this park."

Said Weiss: "We've got to keep working and keep grinding. We're certainly having a difficult time right now."

Steve Wilaj is an associate reporter for
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