Breaking Down The Colorado Rockies’ 2016 Schedule

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Aug 25, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop J. Reyes (7) tags out Atlanta Braves right fielder N. Markakis (22) in the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

July: interleague & Atlanta

July 1-3 (3)
@ Los Angeles Dodgers

July 4-6 (3)
@ San Francisco Giants

July 7-10 (4)
vs Philadelphia Phillies

July 11-14
All-Star Break (San Diego, CA)

July 15-17 (3)
@ Atlanta Braves

July 18-20 (3)
vs Tampa Bay Rays

July 21-24 (4)
vs Atlanta Braves

July 25-27 (3)
@ Baltimore Orioles

July 28-31 (4)
@ New York Mets

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Notes of interest: The Colorado Rockies are predominantly on the road in July, with 16 games away from home and just 11 more in Denver. They’ll also get no off days in July, except of course for the big four-day break in the middle of the month for the All-Star Break.

Plus, seven games against the Atlanta Braves (the Rockies went 6-1 vs. Atlanta in 2015!) and four more against the weak Philadelphia Phillies in Denver, so, hey! Maybe it won’t be quite as bad as you’d first guess.

Key series: The biggest (two) series in the month are at the beginning; the Rockies get back-to-back road series at Los Angeles and San Francisco. If (if) the Rockies are anywhere close to still hanging around in the division by July 1, those six days in California will tell us all a lot about Colorado’s baseball club.

Next: August: the Dodgers and the NL East