• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek working on control issues

    The Rockies sent pitcher Tyler Matzek home to deal with his control issues, reports MLB.com. "We've been working so hard with him, we've gone through different steps to the point where we feel like he needs a blow," Rockies director of pitching operations Mark Wiley said Monday. "It's not a monster thing. We're just giving him some time off to regroup while we decide where we want to go and how we're going to attack it from here." Matzek walked five and hit a batter during a start at Class A last week. "We're working to get him to where the mechanical part of his game and the mental part of his game are working together," Wiley said. "I've had other guys in the past that we've done the same thing with. Sometimes you put so much on yourself because you're working so hard to come back that you need to get away."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rockies SP Tyler Matzek ready to return to minor-league games

    Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Matzek, who was demoted to the minors in May, is ready to pitch in a game again since being shut down after his only start for Triple-A Albuquerque on May 13. The left-hander will pitch this week for short-season Class A Boise, per MLB.com. "He's been working hard, and the goal is to work with him and get him back to the major-league level as quickly as we can," Rockies player development director Zach Wilson said.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rockies' Matzek not ready to return to game action at Triple-A

    The Rockies don't have a timetable for starting pitcher Tyler Matzek to return to game action for Triple-A Albuquerque, per MLB.com. For now, he continues to work with the coaching staff on fundamentals. "I'm not going to get into it too much, but a lot of it is getting Tyler back to the basics on all fronts, and once he's able to simplify things in those ways it'll get him back on a path for success," Rockies player development director Zach Wilson said. "Tyler has had success before. He's also had to fight through ups and downs. "Any professional athlete is going to run into hurdles. But because of the nature of Tyler Matzek, he's going to be able to get through it. Nobody's worried about it. Certainly he's not."

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek getting skipped in Triple-A rotation

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

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

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rockies SP Tyler Matzek gets knocked around again

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rockies-Diamondbacks postponed Tuesday

    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.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Rockies adjust order on Tuesday; pitcher Tyler Matzek hits eighth

    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.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Rockies-Diamondbacks postponed due to inclement weather

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Tyler Matzek to make start for Rockies on Monday

    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.