Colorado Rockies get pair of early ESPN appearances

The Colorado Rockies are scheduled to get some national attention, thanks in part to the first wave of scheduled games to be shown on ESPN.

ESPN has announced that the network will televise the Memorial Day game (Monday, May 25) between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field at 2 p.m. (Mountain time). Additionally, the network will show a portion of Colorado’s trip to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, July 9, at 6 p.m. (MT).

These games were part of an early announcement by ESPN that included some of the games it will be showing before the All-Star break. Earlier in the offseason, the network announced that it will be broadcasting 14 games featuring 17 teams over the first 11 days of the season. The list did not include the Rockies.

The list, however, did include a triple-header on Opening Day that features the defending World Champions Washington Nationals in the opener at 11 a.m. (MT) and concludes with the Houston Astros hosting the Los Angeles Angels at 5 p.m. (MT) in the first regular-season appearance for the Astros since their cheating scandal that rocked Major League Baseball was revealed.

At this time, the Rockies are also not a part of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball lineup. Colorado hosted the Dodgers last season in a Sunday night matchup at Coors Field, marking Sunday Night Baseball’s first trip to Denver since 2001.

Earlier in the week, AT&T SportsNet and the Rockies announced that the network would be televising 150 of Colorado’s 162 regular-season games in 2020. According to a release, pregame coverage on Colorado’s Opening Day matchup at the San Diego Padres will begin at 1 p.m. (MT), with first pitch scheduled at 2:10 p.m. (MT).

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The network also announced there will be a special one-hour pregame show beginning at 1 p.m. (MT) prior to the Rockies’ home opener against the Padres on April 3.

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