The Colorado Rockies season schedule was released today, and just when we thought a 60-game baseball season was weird...wait until you see the schedule.
Opening Day is July 23 with back-to-back matchups featuring the New York Yankees vs the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants vs the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies will have their opener the very next day against the Texas Rangers at their new stadium—Globe Life Field—at 6:05 p.m. MT. The Rockies will have two exhibition games on July 21 and 22 against the Rangers (both at 6:05 p.m. MT) as well before the start of the regular season.
With the condensed schedule, the Rockies will play 20 straight games in August going August 14 - September 2 without a break. During that stretch, they’ll play three home stands and have three different road trips (Houston, Los Angeles and Arizona).
The Rockies will play the following teams in the condensed season:
- Texas Rangers
- Oakland Athletics
- San Diego Padres
- San Francisco Giants
- Seattle Mariners
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- Houston Astros
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Los Angeles Angels
Daren Williams, Director of Research and Development for MLB, tweeted a travel breakdown of the teams during the season:
And here's a quick breakdown of teams mileage breakdown... pic.twitter.com/jO3jQh1Co8— Daren Willman (@darenw) July 6, 2020
The Rockies will be among the top five most traveling teams this season, traveling 11,332 miles over the course of 10 weeks.
If you take a look at the schedule (below), a majority of the Rockies games will be televised (if you have cable) with most of the games being home in August.
It’s not the 162 game season we’re all used to, but baseball is back and Opening Day is 17 days away!