Breaking Down The Colorado Rockies’ 2016 Schedule

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Sep 6, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants manager B. Bochy (15) in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Giants defeated the Rockies 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

September: NL West to end

September 2-4 (3)
vs Arizona Diamondbacks

September 5-7 (3)
vs San Francisco Giants

September 8-11 (4)
@ San Diego Padres

September 12-14 (3)
@ Arizona Diamondbacks

September 16-18 (3)
vs San Diego Padres

September 19-21 (3)
vs St. Louis Cardinals

September 22-25 (4)
@ Los Angeles Dodgers

September 27-29 (3)
@ San Francisco Giants

September 30-October 2 (3)
vs Milwaukee Brewers

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Notes of interest: Talk about an NL West-heavy schedule. Holy crap. Of the 29 games the Colorado Rockies play in their final month, 23 are against NL West opponents. Additionally, 15 overall are at home and 14 are on the road.

As you can probably guess, this looks like it has all the makings of a tough month for the Rockies, especially when you add in the fact that three of the six games not against NL West opponents are against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Key series: Everything against the NL West? The two four-game series — one in San Diego and one in Los Angeles — stand out the most, only because the Rockies have shown an unfortunate tendency to get buried on the road at times over the last few years, and four games against good teams away from Coors Field could feel like an absolutely eternity depending on where this club is by next September.

Next: Initial thoughts on the schedule