Originally, MLB Spring Training games were supposed to start nearly two weeks ago but with the MLB lockout, things have changed. As a result, the Colorado Rockies released their new 2022 Spring Training schedule of games on Friday.
Cactus League games will start for the Rockies this coming Thursday (March 17) as they will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Field at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz. The two clubs share the facility so the Rockies will be the home team for the opening game. They will face each other for the second game as well, but the D-Backs will be the home team.
The Colorado Rockies released their new 2022 Spring Training schedule
Colorado Rockies fans that plan on visiting Scottsdale for Spring Training now know when the Rockies will be playing and which teams they will face.
The Rockies will play 11 straight games to start Spring Training before they get their only off day on Monday, March 28.
The first four games will take place at Salt River Fields as the Rockies will face the D-Backs for the first two games and, then, the Giants and White Sox will visit the Rockies before the Rockies have to go to another stadium to play games.
They will head to Peoria (on the northwest side of Phoneix) to face the Padres and then to Tempe (on the southeast side of Phoenix) to face the Angels.
The Rockies Cactus League slate will also end at Salt River Fields as their final two games will be against the Brewers and the Guardians on Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5. The Rockies, then, will have two off days before their Opening Day on Friday, April 8 against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field.
Total, the Rockies will play 19 Spring Training games and they will have no split squad games, as there usually are in Spring Training. Pitchers will only have 3-4 outings to ramp themselves up for the season but, hey, it’s a season and a full, 162-game season at that is all MLB fans can ask for.