The Colorado Rockies will open the 2017 season on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers and end the year facing the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers in a home slate, according to the schedule released by the club today.
The Rockies' opening game of the season takes place on Monday, April 3 -- four days before their home opener against those same Dodgers on Friday, April 7. Colorado, which usually has a day off during the first week of the season to protect against a rainout, will instead play a four-game series in Milwaukee. The Rockies' first off day is on Monday, April 17, sandwiched between a four-game road set against the San Francisco Giants and a two-game series against the Dodgers in L.A.
Coors Field will host interleague series against the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers. The Rockies will play in the American League parks of the Mariners, Indians, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals.
The always-anticipated home series against the Chicago Cubs will take place May 8-10. The Rox will be at home on July 4 in the midst of a four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds. They'll also be at Coors Field on Mother's Day (May 14 vs. the Dodgers), Memorial Day (May 29 vs. the Mariners), Father's Day (June 18 vs. the Giants) and Labor Day (Sept. 4 vs. the Giants).
Also of note is the new Sunday start times, which will return to 1:10 p.m. MT after a few years of starting at 2:10. The lone exception is a weekend series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 28, which has a yet-to-be-announced start time. ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game, maybe? Let's hope.
Here's a look at the full schedule, courtesy of the Rockies (click here for a printable version):