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15 Tyler Matzek SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 10/19/1990 | Birthplace: Mission Viejo, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Colorado | College: No College | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 8/1 | Average Draft Position: 252.61
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Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek getting skipped in Triple-A rotation


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek will not make his scheduled start on Monday for Triple-A Albuquerque, manager Walt Weiss said per the Denver Post.

"We're taking him out of competition for a bit. He needs to work on some things," Weiss said.

Matzek has been in free fall as of late. In his last start for Triple-A, Matzek lasted just one inning, allowing seven runs with seven walks and one hit batsman. Before being optioned, Matzek was 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 22 innings of work with the Rockies.

"This gives him a chance to focus on other things, outside of trying to win a baseball game, and sometimes there are situations where you have to take a break from that type of competitive environment," director of player development Zach Wilson said. "This is a minor thing for him. It's not a significant worry.


Rockies option LHP Tyler Matzek to Triple-A, recall C/1B Rosario


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) The Rockies have optioned left-hander pitcher Tyler Matzek to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, the team announced. Matzek made five starts this season for Colorado, going 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 22 innings. His 15:19 K:BB ratio is rather alarming. He struggled in his most recent start on Wednesday. He gave up four earned runs while walking six with just two strikeouts in two innings against the Diamondbacks.

To fill his roster spot, the Rockies recalled catcher/first baseman Wilin Rosario from Triple-A. Rosario was hitting well this season before his surprising demotion, batting .357 (5 for 14) in his first 10 games. He's been raking in Albuquerque as well, sporting a .343/.361/.457 batting line in nine games. 


Rockies SP Tyler Matzek gets knocked around again


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Matzek was roughed up and charged with his first loss of the season in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

"I was disappointed I let my team down," Matzek said, per MLB.com. "We had to go to the bullpen early, which is terrible on a day we've got a doubleheader.

Matzek gave up a run-scoring single to Ender Inciarte and a two-run home run to Mark Trumbo in the second inning. He was charged with four earned runs on three hits and six walks while striking out two over two innings of work. of his 58 pitches, 20 were strikes.

"I've gotten away with it a couple of times, just battling, kind of dealing with it," he said. "Eventually, they're going to come around and start hitting the ball. I just need to get the fastball command back to where it was. Once I do that, it's going to get a lot easier."

Matzek has coughed up eight earned runs over his last three starts (12 innings). He will look to turn things around Tuesday against the Angels in Anaheim.


Rockies-Diamondbacks postponed Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Tuesday's game between the Rockies and Diamondbacks has been postponed due to inclement weather, the teams announced.

It's the second game in a row that has been postponed between the two teams. The Rockies and Diamondbacks will play a traditional doubleheader Wednesday.

Josh Collmenter and Tyler Matzek were the scheduled starters for Tuesday's game. Collmenter will start Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader, while Robbie Ray, who will serve as the team's 26th man on the roster Wednesday, will take the mound for Game 2.


Rockies adjust order on Tuesday; pitcher Tyler Matzek hits eighth


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) The Rockies will bat pitcher Tyler Matzek in the eighth spot against right-hander Josh Collmenter and the Diamondbacks on Monday while second baseman DJ LeMahieu drops to ninth.

It’s the third time this season that Matzek will hit No. 8 and fifth time Lemahieu is in the nine spot.

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will move up from his usual third spot to No. 2 in the order while left fielder Corey Dickerson moves up to hit third.


Rockies-Diamondbacks postponed due to inclement weather


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Rain has postponed Monday night's game between the Rockies and the Diamondbacks, the Rockies announced. 

The Rockies and Diamondbacks were set to begin a three-game series Monday but now the two teams will have to figure out when they can make this game up.

According to the Arizona Republic, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that if the two teams are able to play Tuesday and Wednesday that Monday's game will be made up in either June or September

For Tuesday's games, both teams are sticking with the starters scheduled to pitch Monday. That means the Rockies will put Tyler Matzek on the mound and the Diamondbacks will throw Josh Collmenter


Tyler Matzek to make start for Rockies on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Rockies starter Tyler Matzek is in the starting lineup for Monday's game. Matzek was pushed back from Sunday's start to give his hamstring an extra day of rest. 

Matzek left his last start with a cramp in the hamstring. He will hit eighth in the lineup. 


Rockies flip Kyle Kendrick, Tyler Matzek in rotation


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) The Rockies changed their starting rotation for the next two games. RHP Kyle Kendrick will start on Sunday at San Diego, a day earlier than originally scheduled, per MLB.com

LHP Tyler Matzek, who had been slated for Sunday, will instead start at home against Arizona on Monday. 

Matzek left his last start, Monday, with a cramp in his hamstring, so the change gives him an extra day to recover. 


Cramping issue not a concern to Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) After Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek suffered a cramp in his hamstring during his last outing, Matzek said he has to do a better job of staying hydrated, reports MLB.com.

"Eat more bananas. Drink more water," Matzek said. "The dry air here just sucks it all out of you."

Matzek began experiencing the cramping during the sixth inning and he didn't want to overexert himself.

"It's was just cramping up," he said. "It cramped up on a few of those warmup pitches and on the first pitch of that inning, and I didn't want to push it."

Despite suffering the cramping, manager Walt Weiss said he expects Matzek to make his next start Sunday at San Diego.


Tyler Matzek will start Sunday for Rockies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Rockies starter Tyler Matzek was forced out of his last start early, after he suffered cramping in his leg. 

Matzek said that his leg is fine now and he will make his next start on Sunday in San Diego, per the Denver Post.


Rockies' Weiss expects Tyler Matzek to make next start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek said he was just suffering from cramping Monday when he came out of his team's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks prematurely due to a hamstring injury, MLB.com reports.

"It was just cramping up," Weiss said. "It cramped up on a few of those warmup pitches and on the first pitch of that inning, and I didn't want to push it."

Manager Walt Weiss considers the injury a short-term issue and expects it won't keep Matzek from pitching later this week in San Diego.

"Yeah, he'll make his next start," Weiss said. "I expect him to make his next start."

Matzek moved to 2-0 with his win Monday and owns a 2.70 ERA and 13:13 K:BB ratio in 20 innings over his first four starts.


Rockies' Tyler Matzek leaves game with hamstring injury


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) The Rockies announced that Tyler Matzek left Monday's game 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks with a left hamstring cramp, according to The Denver Post.

Matzek went five innings and allowed two earned runs and three walks. He gave up five hits but struck out three batters.

From the plate, he ended going 1 for 3 with a run scored. He's now hitting .429/.429/.571.  


Giants-Rockies postponed Sunday due to rain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Sunday's scheduled game between the Giants and Rockies has been postponed due to rain, the Denver Post reports.

The series finale between the two teams was scheduled to feature a matchup between righty Tim Lincecum and lefty Tyler Matzek, but both starters could have their starts pushed back one day as their respective teams each open a series on the road. Makeup details for Sunday's postponement have yet to be announced.


Rockies' Tyler Matzek issues six walks in no-decision vs. San Diego


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek endured some command issues and was unable to factor into the decision Tuesday night at home against San Diego.

Matzek allowed a solo home run to Clint Barmes and a run-scoring single to Matt Kemp in the third inning for his only blemishes of the evening. He was charged with two earned runs on four hits and six walks while striking out three over five innings of a 7-6 defeat. Of his 85 pitches, 44 were strikes.

Matzek has allowed only four earned runs over his first 15 innings pitched in three starts. He will look to get back on track and pick up his second win of the season Sunday at home against San Francisco. Matzek allowed one earned run over six innings of work against the Giants on April 15.


Rockies' Tyler Matzek pitches six strong innings in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek allowed only one earned run in six innings of work in Wednesday night's 4-2 win over the Giants. 

Matzek struck out three batters, walked one and gave up five hits. He was pulled following the sixth inning, after throwing 92 pitches. Matzek was credited with his first win of the season. His ERA in 1.80 after two starts. 

Matzek's next start is projected for April 21 against the Padres. 


Tyler Matzek goes four innings in Rockies' start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Tyler Matzek went four innings and earned a no decision in the Rockies' 5-1 win over the Cubs on Friday. 

Matzek allowed one run on four hits, walking three and striking out four. Matzek hit two batters and threw a wild pitch. Forty of his 84 pitches were strikes. 

"I just couldn't find the heater," Matzek said, per the Denver Post. "I had to rely on the slider and and off-speed pitches. When that happens, I'm not going to go deep into a game. I just have to fight to stay out there as long as I can. I just wasn't aggressive with (my fastball) and I wasn't pounding inside with it."

Matzek also doubled and scored at the plate. 

Matzek's next start will be Wednesday at the Giants and Tim Lincecum. 


Rockies' Tyler Matzek allows two earned runs in four innings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek surrendered two earned runs on four hits and two walks in four innings while striking out two in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Giants.

"I made a few mistakes with the slider, but that's a day-to-day kind of thing," Matzek said after the outing, per MLB.com. "I don't feel it's a tendency or anything. The changeup is pretty good, the fastball I was able to move it around in the zone and the curveball was where it always is."

It was the last Cactus League start of the spring for Matzek, who has posted a 6.00 ERA and 9:6 K:BB ratio in 12 innings. The team announced Tuesday that Matzek will start the team's home opener April 10 against the Cubs, the Denver Post reports.

"I’m excited. It’s going to be a great game. It’s a huge opportunity," Matzek said. "Not many guys can say they started a home-opener. I just want to start the season off at home with a 'W.' I’ll give it my all."


Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek battles control issues Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek threw 3 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits. The young pitcher also hit two batters and walked one. He felt he was pressing a bit, reports MLB.com.

"I was just rushing a little bit, especially in that third inning," Matzek said. "I wasn't getting extension on that slider, threw it up and got hurt a couple of times. I've got to stay back and really extend on that fastball and slider."


Weiss: Refining changeup could lead to 'next step' for Rockies' Matzek


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) When Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Matzek first made it to the majors last season, like many rookie pitchers he endured his struggles. The left-hander was 2-9 with a 5.38 ERA through his first 14 MLB starts. 

But as the season wound down, something clicked for the former top-100 prospect. He went 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA over his last six starts.

"I was trying to go after hitters' weaknesses," Matzek said of his initial struggles, per The Denver Post. "But then I sat down with Mac (catcher Michael McKenry) and he said: 'You have to go after your strengths. Don't worry about scouting too much. Sure, know about the opposing hitters, but attack them with your own strengths.' Once I started figuring that out, I think I really turned the page and got a lot better."

Although Matzek has a better handle of how to pitch to major-league batters, the learning is not over. His offseason mission has been to work on improving his changeup.

"We talked to Tyler about that when he was at the minor-league level, the idea that his changeup was a little too firm," manager Walt Weiss said. "It will be a really, really good pitch for him if he take a few ticks off the velocity. His arm motion is already good; it looks just like his fastball. He already has a put-away breaking ball and a 'plus fastball.' He can be a guy that can have three plus pitches. I think that's the next step."


Tyler Matzek pegged with tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek was pegged with a tough-luck loss Monday night in San Diego, dropping to 6-11 on the year. He allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings of work.

Over his last five starts covering 33 2/3 innings, Matzek has allowed five earned runs. His season comes to an end with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 117 2/3 innings of work. He struck out 91 and walked 44 over that span.


Tyler Matzek strikes out six in win vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek earned a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on 11 hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 10-4 victory over the Dodgers.

While the opposing starter allowed five runs on only four hits, Matzek (6-10) was able to scatter 11 hits while only allowing a two-run double in the sixth inning while already up 5-0. He's held the opposition to two earned runs or less in five straight starts and now owns a 4.19 ERA and 83:41 K:BB ratio in 111 2/3 innings. Matzek is scheduled to face the Diamondbacks Sunday.


Tyler Matzek drops his 10th game Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek earned his 10th loss Wednesday against the Mets.

Matzek allowed two runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked four during the outing. Matzek only had two bad innings. After a walk in the second, he allowed a run-scoring triple. That didn't seem to faze him, as Matzek was then solid over the next four innings. He fell into trouble again in the seventh. After loading the bases with one out during the frame, Matzek was replaced. A sac fly brought in another run which was charged to Matzek. 

With the loss, Matzek dropped to 5-10. He'll take on the Dodgers in his next start.


Tyler Matzek blanks Padres in first complete game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek extended his winning streak to three games by tossing an absolute gem in a 3-0 win over the Padres Friday.

Matzek twirled the first complete game of his career, and he did it in shutout fashion. He scattered just three hits and a walk over nine innings, while striking out six batters. He finished the complete game on 103 pitches, his second 100-pitch outing in a row.

Matzek got off to a rough start as he fell to 2-9 with a 5.38 ERA through his first 13 starts, but he has found his groove since. He has allowed just two runs on 14 hits over 23 innings during his three-game winning streak. He will try to keep rolling when he takes on the Mets Wednesday. 


Tyler Matzek blanks Diamondbacks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek had a dominant outing Saturday night against the Diamondbacks in Arizona, improving to 4-9 on the year. The right-hander yielded three hits and three walks while striking out four over seven shutout innings of a 2-0 defeat.

Over his last two starts covering 14 innings, Matzek has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 4.75 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP over 91 innings of work. His next start will come Friday at home against San Diego.

Tyler Matzek strikes out seven in win vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek picked up a win Monday, giving up two earned runs on eight hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out seven in his team's 3-2 victory over the Giants.

Matzek (3-9) slammed the door on a five-start losing streak Monday, surrendering just an RBI single in the first inning and a solo home run in the second. He's allowed six home runs in his last five starts while walking multiple batters in each outing. Matzek owns a 5.14 ERA and 60:32 K:BB ratio in 84 innings. He's scheduled to face the Diamondbacks Saturday.