Seven former Colorado Rockies that you should be rooting for in the 2021 MLB Playoffs
Former Colorado Rockies reliever Tyler Matzek will be pitching for the Atlanta Braves.
Former Colorado Rockies reliever Tyler Matzek will be pitching for the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS against the Milwaukee Brewers.
After having a great season for the Atlanta Braves in the truncated 2020 season, he continued that success in 2021. Matzek appeared in 69 games for the Braves and had an ERA of 2.57. He also had a FIP of 3.20, a WHIP of 1.222, and he struck out 11 batters per nine innings.
Former Colorado Rockies infielders Eric Young and Walt Weiss are on the coaching staff for the Atlanta Braves
Former Colorado Rockies Eric Young, Sr. and Walt Weiss are on the coaching staff for the Atlanta Braves. Both of them played on the Rockies in the 1990s and later, served as Rockies coaches.
Young played second base and the outfield for the Rockies from 1993 through 1997 and was the Rockies first base coach from 2014 through 2016. Weiss played on the Rockies from 1994 through 1997. He was in the Rockies front office as a special instructor and adviser in the Rockies front office from 2002 through 2008 and managed the team from 2013 through 2016.
When the Rockies faced the Braves in Colorado last month, we caught up with both of them and they both told us about their experiences in playing with the Colorado Rockies first Hall of Famer, Larry Walker.