Matt Holliday exits after falling awkwardly, straining quad

DENVER -- Matt Holliday's long sprint toward the high fly ball in shallow left field came to a painful end.

Holliday appeared to take a bad step before falling and hitting the ground hard, leading to an early exit for the Cardinals slugger in a game that St. Louis lost 11-3 to the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

"It's something with the [right] quad," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "We don't know the extent right now. We'll get it looked at, figure out where we go from there."

The team described the injury as a right quadriceps strain and said Holliday will be evaluated Tuesday.

He was replaced by Jon Jay, who hit a solo homer in the sixth.

In addition, right-hander Lance Lynn is dealing with some forearm tightness in the aftermath of Sunday's start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Matheny said team trainers are monitoring Lynn and noted that with Thursday's off day, the pitchers in the Cardinals' rotation will have an extra day of rest.

"It's something we're going to watch," Matheny said. "Every guy is sore the day after they throw 100 pitches. He's sore and we're just going to keep an eye on it and figure out where to go from there. What they're seeing now looks good structurally. Always concerned when a guy has something flare up."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.