Breaking Down The Colorado Rockies’ 2016 Schedule

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Sep 25, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman D. Pedroia (15) attempts to tag out Colorado Rockies first baseman T. Helton (17) after hitting a double in the fifth inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

May: Red Sox and road games

May 2-4 (3)
@ San Diego Padres

May 5-8 (4)
@ San Francisco Giants

May 9-11 (3)
vs Arizona Diamondbacks

May 13-15 (3)
vs New York Mets

May 17-19 (3)
@ St. Louis Cardinals

May 20-22 (3)
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

May 24-26 (3)
@ Boston Red Sox

May 27-29 (3)
vs San Francisco Giants

May 30-June 2 (4)
vs Cincinnati Reds

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Notes of interest: The Rockies play 26 games in May, 16 of which (!) are on the road. That includes an incredibly difficult nine-game, ten-day road trip to St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Boston, which is book-ended by home series against the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Woof.

Key series: The stretch I just pointed to in the notes of interest. Let me put it this way: if the Rockies come out of their May 13-29 stretch afloat and somewhere kind of close to .500, maybe they’ll be halfway decent in 2016. If those two weeks go as badly as I think they’re going to go, well, it might be another tough season with the Rockies out of contention early.

Next: June: welcome back, Tulo!