Colorado Rockies: The scheduling impacts on the 2020 season delay

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28: A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28: A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – MAY 27: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies watches his fly ball in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on May 27, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/Getty Images) /

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If the season were to start on Friday, May 1 in Philadelphia (for example), the Rockies would be fortunate because they would still have 133 games left on their schedule.

If MLB decides to do this and not make the schedules all even, the Rockies would have more games remaining than most teams. For comparison, the Dodgers and Dbacks would each have 132 games, and the Giants would have 131 games left.

Even though it would only be one or two games, this would give the Rockies an advantage (albeit a small one) in the number of games because it would be more games that they could try to win to reach the playoffs.

However, in the games that would be lost in this scenario, they would have to face the Padres (who improved a lot on paper this offseason) ten times, the powerhouse Dodgers six times, the improved Texas Rangers twice, the D’backs, Cardinals, Giants, and Brewers three times each, and the White Sox (who are much improved this offseason) twice.

Those are some pretty good teams overall and 16 of those 29 total games would be on the road.

If the season were to start May 1, they would have a fairly easy schedule until Memorial Day. The Rockies would face the Phillies six times, the Tigers for three, the Reds for three, the Giants for four, the Marlins for three, and the White Sox for two. Their only off-days in the month are on May 18 and 21 but it’s not exactly the hardest schedule in baseball at the time. The Rockies would face the Dodgers for four and Giants for three games to end the month.

Another possible situation is one like what Rox Pile’s Kevin Larson said on Twitter last night: get rid of interleague play since it would not have an effect on tiebreakers for playoffs and the four games series and make them three games. That would cut 30 games out of the schedule right there.

More news will come out on the situation in the coming days and weeks so Major League Baseball should be able to make an informed decision as the time comes closer.

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In the meantime, try to keep your life as normal as it can be and wash your hands!

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