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Tyler Matzek | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Tyler Matzek tossed six innings of one-run ball on Monday against the Padres.
Unfortunately, that run came in the first inning, and the Padres proceeded to slap nine consecutive zeroes across the Rockies. Colorado had been going for their longest winning streak (7) in 17 months. Matzek pitched well, striking out eight and walking one. He enjoys facing San Diego. In his last start against the Padres, on September 5, Matzek hurled a three-hitter in his first career complete game. He ends the season on a high note, going 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA in his last six starts. Overall, Matzek went 6-10 with a 4.05 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 91/44 K/BB rate. Sep 23 - 12:59 AM

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Tyler Matzek surrendered 11 hits but managed to hold the Dodgers to two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday.

Matzek managed to escape danger until the sixth inning, when four hits and a run spelled the end of his night. The left-hander struck out six before exiting. It wasn't his strongest outing, but the win was his fourth in his last five starts to bring his record to 6-10. He hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since August 13. Matzek will look to keep that going Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Sep 16 - 11:57 PM

Tyler Matzek pitched well yet again, but took a tough-luck loss after holding the Mets to two runs over 6 1/3 innings on Wednesday.

Matzek has been on a roll, now sporting a 1.75 ERA over his last five starts. Following a scoreless first inning, he brought his consecutive scoreless innings streak up to 22, but it was ended in the second with an Eric Young, Jr. RBI triple. The lefty yielded four hits and four walks overall while fanning seven. Matzek will bring his 4.23 ERA and 77/40 K/BB ratio into a start at home on Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Sep 10 - 10:11 PM

Tyler Matzek hurled a shutout against the Padres on Friday, allowing just three hits in his first career complete game.

Matzek has suddenly tossed 16 scoreless innings in his last two starts, lowering his ERA from 5.14 to 4.38. Of course, it's certainly helped that those two outings were against the sad-sack Diamondbacks and Padres. We wouldn't want to count on him doing it again next week, whether he's facing the Mets on Wednesday or the Cardinals on Friday after Thursday's off day. Matzek has some talent, but he's not ready to be a consistent force in the majors.
Sep 5 - 11:50 PM

Tyler Matzek delivered seven shutout innings Saturday to help the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 2-0.

Matzek gave up only three hits and three walks in the superb road performance. He struck out four. It's been an up-and-down season for the 23-year-old left-hander, who now stands 4-9 with a 4.75 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and 64/35 K/BB ratio in 91 innings. Such is life for a Rockies pitcher.
Aug 30 - 11:10 PM

Tyler Matzek earned his third win, allowing two runs over seven innings in Monday's win over the Giants.

Matzek struck out seven and walked two. The lefty allowed eight hits, including a solo homer to Andrew Susac. He came into this game 0-4 with a 7.89 ERA in four August starts, so you can guess why we're hesitant to trust him. Matzek (3-9, 5.14 ERA) travels to Arizona this weekend.
Aug 26 - 1:21 AM

Tyler Matzek took his eighth loss, yielding five runs over six innings on Wednesday against the Padres.

Matzek had the swing-and-miss stuff working -- he struck out nine -- but the Padres, particularly Jedd Gyorko, were otherwise able to square him up with regularity. The lefty allowed eight hits, including home runs to Rymer Liriano and Abraham Almonte, while walking two. Matzek's ERA rises to 5.50, and he has a 1.54 WHIP and a 48/27 K/BB ratio as well. The Royals await him in his next start, which will occur at home next Tuesday.
Aug 13 - 9:56 PM

Tyler Matzek was shelled for eight runs on ten hits on Saturday.

Matzek simply didn't have it. The Tigers scored in every inning he was in the game (actually, they scored in every inning of the game, regardless of pitcher). He allowed ten hits and eight runs. It's hard to single out a particular killing blow here, but we'll go with Miguel Cabrera's third inning, 445-foot home run to dead center. Matzek's ERA climbed to 5.31 after this one, while his record dropped to 2-6.
Aug 2 - 11:38 PM

Tyler Matzek hurled seven innings of shutout ball Saturday to help the Rockies rout the Pirates.

Matzek was backed by an active Colorado offense and simply cruised, allowing only three hits and two walks. He struck out three. The 23-year-old left-hander is now 2-4 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings this season. He has the talent to put together a nice string of outings, but consistency has been an issue in 2014 for Matzek and the entire Rockies pitching staff.
Jul 26 - 11:09 PM

Tyler Matzek fell to 1-3 after surrendering five runs in six innings Monday against the Padres.

Matzek hasn't embarrassed himself since his callup, but there's no way he can give up five runs and win with the way the Rockies are hitting now. He's 1-3 with a 4.79 ERA and a 22/11 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings over six starts.
Jul 8 - 1:03 AM

Tyler Matzek got a no-decision, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

Overall a solid start for Matzek, who yielded all three of his runs in the fourth on a Jayson Werth two-run homer and an Ian Desmond RBI single. The lefty allowed six hits and walked one while striking out six in the effort. Now with a 4.25 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and an 18/7 K/BB ratio, Matzek will take on the light-hitting Padres at home in his next start.
Jul 2 - 9:44 PM

Tyler Matzek allowed one run over six innings in his start against the Brewers on Friday, but was handed a no-decision.

Matzek dueled with Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse in what was a low-scoring affair. He struck out three over six innings, scattered five hits and walked one. The lone run to cross the plate against Matzek came on a sixth inning Jonathan Lucroy single. This was just Matzek's fourth start of the season. He bounced back nicely from his last start, in which he gave up five runs to (them again) the Brewers.
Jun 28 - 12:11 AM

Tyler Matzek allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Matzek has gotten progressively worse in his three starts, with Sunday being the worst of the bunch. He gave up seven hits, including an Aramis Ramirez two-run homer, and walked four more on the afternoon. He owns a 5.19 ERA and 1.62 WHIP through 17 1/3 innings, and he'll get his shot at redemption when the two clubs meet again on Friday.
Jun 22 - 9:27 PM

Tyler Matzek allowed three runs on 10 hits over five innings Monday, taking the loss against the Dodgers.

Matzek impressed in his MLB debut Wednesday -- limiting the Braves to two runs over seven-plus innings -- but Los Angeles ensured his first game against a division rival didn't go as smoothly. The rookie 23-year-old left-hander was pitching about an hour away from his hometown of Mission Viejo, and it's possible nerves were an issue. Despite possessing good stuff, the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft failed to strike out a batter tonight. Matzek has a Sunday matinee scheduled against the Brewers on Blake Street.
Jun 17 - 1:29 AM

Tyler Matzek held the Braves to two runs over seven-plus innings Wednesday, earning a win in his MLB debut.

It was an impressive outing from the 23-year-old left-hander, who hadn't exactly been lighting it up this season at the Triple-A level. He struck out seven Atlanta batters and did not issue a walk, carrying a shutout into the eighth inning. Matzek was once considered a top pitching prospect and wouldn't be the very first pitcher to suddenly blossom in the majors. But we still consider him a risky fantasy play going forward.
Jun 12 - 1:28 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3Rafael Ynoa
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Drew Stubbs
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Charlie Blackmon
2Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jordan Lyles
3Christian Bergman
4Tyler Matzek
5Yohan Flande
6Eddie Butler
7Jhoulys Chacin
8Tyler Chatwood
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Tommy Kahnle
7Nick Masset
8Brooks Brown
9Franklin Morales
10Christian Friedrich