Colorado Rockies: How they stack up in the NL Wild Card race

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Second baseman DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies throws to first base to complete the double play for the first two outs of the seventh inning as Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides at Coors Field on August 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Second baseman DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies throws to first base to complete the double play for the first two outs of the seventh inning as Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides at Coors Field on August 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 19: Zack Greinke #21 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on August 19, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 19: Zack Greinke #21 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on August 19, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Diamondbacks schedule (67-57 overall as of Monday morning)

August 21-24 at New York Mets

August 25-27 vs. San Francisco

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Colorado Rockies

August 29-31 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

September 1-3 at Colorado

September 4-6 at Los Angeles Dodgers

September 8-10 vs. San Diego

September 11-14 vs. Colorado

September 15-17 at San Francisco

September 18-20 at San Diego

September 22-24 vs. Miami

September 25-27 vs. San Francisco

September 29-October 1 at Kansas City

What jumps out: Arizona has three series left with San Francisco this season and two with San Diego. Their only interleague series left comes in an interesting matchup to close the regular season at Kansas City. The Royals could well be fighting for their playoff lives during that series as well.

From August 25-September 20, Arizona will see no team other than those in the National League West. When the Diamondbacks do meet someone from outside the division, it will be Miami in the desert in the next-to-last weekend of the regular season. The Marlins could play a big role in the postseason shakeup as they play Arizona and then head to Colorado next. Miami also has a three-game in south Florida against the Brewers in mid-September.

Who has the easier schedule between the Rockies and Diamondbacks? It’s hard to say as they are pretty even and filled with division foes for both teams. Don’t forget though, the odds seem to be slightly in Arizona’s favor according to MLB.com and FanGraphs.

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