The Colorado Rockies have added Jerry Weinstein to the coaching staff as the major league catching coach. Weinstein, who managed at high Class-A Modesto for the past five seasons, replaces Marv Foley who returns to the role as minor league catching coordinator, a position he held from 2003-10.
The Colorado Rockies 2009 and 2010 first-round picks — Tyler Matzek and Kyle Parker — were ranked by Baseball America among the top 20 prospects in the South Atlantic League.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek allowed three unearned runs en route to his third straight win. Matzek allowed two hits, walked four and struck out in seven innings, the fourth consecutive start he’s pitched seven innings.
Chad Bettis, the Colorado Rockies’ second-round pick in 2010, has handled a heavy workload in 2011 — the natural result of having a successful season. For his part, Bettis seems to have handled his workload well. He regularly touches 97, 98 mph with his fastball and averages 95 mph and to maintain that velocity late in the season is telling.
Tyler Matzek pitched his best game as a pro, allowing one run on two hits with two walks and 13 strikeouts for Asheville. It was the third consecutive start and fourth in his past five that Matzek pitched seven innings. In August, Matzek is 3-1 with a 2.65 ERA, 15 walks and 42 strikeouts in 34 innings.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek allowed four runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out nine in seven innings. It was the fourth straight start for Matzek in which he has pitched at least six innings and the third start in his past four that he pitched seven.
Modesto starting pitcher Chad Bettis pitched another gem, striking out 11 in seven shutout innings, while third baseman Nolan Arenado became the first minor leaguer with 100 RBI this season.
Starting pitcher Tyler Matzek took the loss for Ashevile but followed up his best start of the season with another solid start, allowing three runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in six innings. Matzek was coming off a start in which he allowed run and struck out nine in seven innings.
Asheville Tyler Matzek pitched perhaps his best game as a pro, allowing one run on four hits, walking just one and striking out nine in seven innings.
Modesto’s Chad Bettis extended a string of starts in which he has pitched at least seven innings to seven while Asheville’s Tyler Matzek walked eight, but took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before hitting a wall.
After enduring a terrible 2010 season, a medical washout of a year consisting of limited action that was ended by pain, surgery for a torn left patellar tendon and rehab, outfielder Kent Matthes is reaping a big reward. This, plus news about Tyler Matzek, Will Swanner and others coming Friday in the July farm report.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek won for the first time in 15 starts this season, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks and striking out eight in five innings of a 12-4 Tourists win.