Colorado Rockies: What jumped out to us about the new 2020 schedule

The condensed 60-game 2020 schedule for the Colorado Rockies has been released. Here are the games and series that stand out the most.

The Colorado Rockies will open the revised 2020 schedule on Friday, July 24, against the Texas Rangers in the first-ever regular-season game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. It’s part of a 60-game schedule that will include only opponents from the National League West and American League West.

To start, the Rockies are scheduled to play two exhibition games against the Rangers in Dallas on July 21-22 before the season opener on July 24.

Colorado will have just six off days between the season opener and the end of the season on September 27. Two of those off days will happen in the first six days of the campaign as the Rockies will get an off day after the opening three-game series in Texas before heading to Oakland for a two-game set (July 28-29). Colorado will have another off day before its home opener against the San Diego Padres on July 31 at 6:10 p.m. (Mountain).

The Rockies also finish the season on the road, with four games in San Francisco followed by three in Arizona. Colorado’s last off day will be September 14 and will be followed by two home games against Oakland and what could be a pivotal four-game series against the Dodgers from September 17-20. By the way, that is the only visit of the season by Los Angeles to Denver.

What could be Colorado’s toughest stretch of the season? That could be the last two weeks of August. The Rockies are in Houston on August 17-18, followed by a return two-game set at Coors the next two days. Colorado then hits the road for three games against the Dodgers and four in Arizona.

That’s part of a 20-day run without an off day, tied for the most among MLB schedules.

Some of the scheduling quirks include a three-game road series against Seattle on August 7-9 and no return trip to Denver for the Mariners. The Rockies get the Los Angeles Angels for three games at Coors Field from September 11-13 but do not visit Anaheim. There are home-and-home matchups with Houston, Oakland, and Texas.

Colorado gets six of its 10 games against San Francisco at home and seven of its 10 games against the Padres will come in Denver. Meanwhile, Colorado will visit Dodger Stadium for six of its 10 encounters with L.A. Seven of Colorado’s 10 games against Arizona will come at Chase Field.

As a note, AT&T SportsNet will air every one of the 60 Rockies regular season games. Additionally, the August 31 game against the San Diego Padres will also be broadcast by ESPN.

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You can see the complete schedule below.

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