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Tyler Matzek pitches two innings of relief in Nuts victory

Matzek continued his long road to recovery with two scoreless innings in the 6-2 win

Former big leaguer Tyler Matzek continued his comeback trail with two scoreless innings in Modesto on Sunday night. He struck out one and only allowed one hit in the appearance, his 21st of the season. Matzek was credited with his first hold of the year for the Nuts and lowered his season ERA to 3.18 with 17 innings of work.

Matzek's well documented battle with performance anxiety has led him to Modesto this season, but lately it seems the Rockies have trusted him with more work and he's helped solidify that trust with good innings of work and zero meltdowns. The lefty's control wavered slightly in the appearance, with only 15 of his 29 pitches landing for strikes and walking two Storm batters, but the innings surely gave him confidence that his stuff is good enough to overcome momentary lapses in control and help him through this long comeback road.

The Nuts were also aided by six strong innings from Parker French and two doubles from Number 26 PuRP Omar Carrizales, they improved to 32-56 with the win.

Other news and notes from the affiliates are below:

Triple-A: OFF

Double-A: OFF

Class-A Advanced: Modesto Nuts 6, Lake Elsinore Storm 2

Parker French: 6 2/3 IP, 7 H, 4 K, 2 R, 1 ER

Forrest Wall (No. 11 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B, R, RBI

Omar Carrizales (No. 26 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R

Tyler Matzek: 2 IP, 1 K, 2 BB, 1 H

Class-A: Asheville Tourists 4, Charleston River Dogs 2

Trey Killian: 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 6 K, 1 R

Brian Mundell: 1-for-4

Mylz Jones: 1-for-4, Walk-off HR, 2 RBI

Class-A Short Season: POSTPONED

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 7, Ogden Raptors 5

Manuel Melendez: 2-for-5, RBI, R

Jose Gomez: 3-for-5, Walk-off HR, 2B, 3 RBI

Pedro Gonzalez (No. 28 PuRP): 1-for-4, R

Monday Probables:

Triple-A Albuquerque: OFF, All-Star Break

Double-A Hartford: OFF, All-Star Break

Class-A Advanced Modesto: TBD vs. Lake Elsinore

Class-A Asheville: OFF

Class-A Short Season Boise: (Double Header vs. Salem- Keizer Volcanoes) Game 1: Antonio Santos (0-3, 5.21 ERA) Game 2: TBD

Rookie Grand Junction: TBD vs. Ogden

DSL Rockies: TBD vs. DSL Braves