Rockies farm roundup: Matzek returns to Asheville

July 20, 2011 | 10:43 pm | 5  

Triple-A Colorado Springs (L, 10-5 vs. Las Vegas, box)
Cole Garner was 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and four RBI. Catcher Jordan Pacheco hit a solo home run. Starting pitcher Alan Johnson allowed eight runs in three innings.

Double-A Tulsa (L, 12-1 at Springfield, box)
Second baseman Thomas Field was 2-for-4. Center fielder Tim Wheeler and shortstop Hector Gomez each doubled. Starting pitcher Cory Riordan allowed eight runs in five innings.

High Class-A Modesto (W, 5-2 vs. Stockton, box)
Starting pitcher Chad Bettis allowed two runs on five hits, walked four and struck out five in seven innings. Shortstop Josh Rutledge was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run. Third baseman Nolan Arenado was 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Low Class-A Asheville (W, 5-4 vs. Kannapolis, box)
Starting pitcher Tyler Matzek returned to the rotation at low Class-A Asheville for the first time in more than a month and allowed two hits, walked five and struck out six in four scoreless innings. Center fielder Rafael Ortega was 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, a run and a stolen base. Second baseman Brett Tanos hit a solo home run.

Short-Season Class-A Tri-City (W, 3-2 vs. Yakima, box)
Right fielder Jared Simon was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Designated hitter Timothy Smalling was 2-for-4 with two runs. Starting pitcher Ricardo Ferrer allowed two runs (one earned) in seven innings.

Rookie Casper (Did not play)


  • Wayne | July 21, 2011 | 7:56 am

    Would like more info on Matzek and his 5 walks. Is he still suffering from mechanical breakdown as before or does the staff think the training session helped.

  • Julian | July 21, 2011 | 10:00 am

    A lot of walks for Bettis, but overall he seems to be pitching well.

  • Bill | July 21, 2011 | 10:12 am

    For Matzek a few baby steps is encouraging. He has much too much talent and he is very young to give up on. Some great pitchers were in their mid 20′s before they finally “got it”. Kolfax and Spahn to name two. Roy Halliday was sent down to single A for awhile. Patience, patience, patience.

  • Freddy | July 21, 2011 | 11:12 am

    That’s right Bill, you hit right on.

  • progmatinee | July 21, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    No one seems too concerned about Chacin’s walks.