Colorado Rockies podcast: Diving into the NL West and 2022 schedule

DENVER, CO - APRIL 1: A general view of signage honoring Opening Day painted on the field before the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 1: A general view of signage honoring Opening Day painted on the field before the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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What lies ahead for the Colorado Rockies this season? Some of that could well be answered by the time that April finishes.

Thanks in part to a revised schedule caused by the 99-day Major League Baseball lockout, the Colorado Rockies no longer have to start the season in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Instead, the Rockies will now welcome the Dodgers to Coors Field for Opening Day on Friday, April 8.

That will be a part of an interesting schedule for the Colorado Rockies in April

Rather than starting the season with back-to-back series in Los Angeles and San Diego, the Rockies will now have 10 of their first 12 games of the season at home, facing the Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies during that span. Road trips to Texas, Detroit, and Philadelphia set the stage for what could be a very interesting April if the Rockies can start the season on solid ground on the mound and at the plate (and also avoid any early injuries).

Another interesting thing about the April schedule is that the opening three-game series against the Dodgers is the only time the Rockies will see National League West competition until a road trip to Arizona and San Francisco from May 6-11.

What will that mean for the Rockies? We share our thoughts in our latest podcast, which you can hear by clicking here.

We also take a look at some of the over/under numbers set by WynnBet in terms of wins by all of the teams in the National League West. We discuss what those numbers look like, as well as which ones we think are too high or too low.

Our look at the numbers includes a very interesting forecast for the San Diego Padres in the division. That’s a team the Rockies don’t play until making a trip to Petco Park from June 10-12.

Next. Projecting Colorado's home run leaders in 2022. dark

You can listen to our most recent podcast by hitting the play button below.

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