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Colorado Rockies minor league update: Albuquerque pitchers issue 13 walks in blowout loss

Wednesday was not a pretty day for Tyler Matzek and the Rockies' Triple-A pitching staff.

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Tyler Matzek walked seven of the 11 batters he faced and Albuquerque Isotopes pitchers issued a total of 13 free passes in the team's 17-6 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Matzek, making his first start since being demoted to Triple-A last week, threw just 22 of 54 pitches for strikes and was charged with seven earned runs despite allowing only one hit. The outing was an even worse version of what we saw from Matzek in his last major league start on May 6, when he walked six batters in two innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field.

Ryan Arrowood relieved Matzek and was lit up to the tune of six runs on six hits, including two home runs off the bat of Jonathan Singleton, who drove in 10 runs in the game.

Offensively, five different Isotopes had two hits, including Matt McBride, who hit a pair of homers and drove in four.

Double-A New Britain: W 10-6 (25-7)

The Rock Cats won their 12th consecutive game behind strong offensive performances from PuRP No. 2 David Dahl and Jan Vazquez. Dahl tripled, homered and drove in a pair of runs while Vazquez homered and knocked in four.

After a very slow start to the season, Dahl is working on a 10-game hitting streak and owns a respectable .304/.319/.478 line in 11 May contests.

We should have more on Dahl and the Rock Cats in the coming days from our two-headed New Britain team of Steven Martano and Dan Madigan.

High-A Modesto: L 4-2 (17-16)

The Nuts committed four errors leading to three unearned runs charged to start Konner Wade, who allowed four total runs on five hits in seven innings. He walked three and struck out only one but induced 12 ground outs.

Dillon Thomas had a pair of hits to lead Modesto's offense, which didn't notch a single RBI. Ryan McMahon and Correlle Prime each doubled in the loss.