A look at the Colorado Rockies “balanced” 2023 schedule

MLB released the 2023 schedule for the Colorado Rockies and the other 29 MLB teams on Wednesday. It is the most balanced schedule ever but still far from “balanced.” Here are some takeaways from the schedule overall.

Colorado Rockies 2023 schedule has been released

The Colorado Rockies will be playing a more balanced schedule in 2023 compared to 2022 and prior. In 2022, the Rockies had 76 games (or 47 percent of their schedule) against their four NL West rivals: the Dodgers, Giants, Padres, and D-Backs. In 2023, that will reduce down to 52 games, or 13 games per team (four series with two being at home and two away).

The Rockies will face the other NL teams 64 times, which is down from 66. The biggest change comes in interleague, when the Rockies will have 46 interleague games instead of 20.

They will face their “natural rival” in the Texas Rangers both at Coors Field and in Texas with two games at each place. The rest of the 42 games will be split among the other 14 AL teams in a total of 14 series (seven home, seven away). For the Rockies, here are some of the important dates on the schedule. Bold indicates a home series/game.

  • Opening Day 2023: Thursday, March 30 at San Diego
  • Easter: April 9 vs. Washington
  • April 14-16 @ Seattle (includes Jackie Robinson Day)
  • April 24-26 @ Cleveland
  • Mother’s Day: May 14 vs. Philadelphia
  • May 19-21 @ Texas
  • Memorial Day: May 29 @ Arizona
  • June 2-4 @ Kansas City
  • June 12-14 @ Boston
  • Father’s Day: June 18 @ Atlanta
  • June 23-25 vs. Angels
  • June 30-July 2 vs. Detroit
  • July 4-5 @ Houston
  • All-Star Game: July 11 in Seattle
  • July 14-16 vs. Yankees
  • July 18-19 vs. Houston
  • July 28-30 vs. Oakland
  • August 18-20 vs. White Sox
  • August 22-24 @ Tampa Bay
  • August 25-27 @ Baltimore
  • September 1-3 @ Toronto
  • Roberto Clemente Day: Friday, September 15 vs. Giants
  • Tuesday, September 26: Scheduled doubleheader against the Dodgers
  • Final series of the year: September 29-October 1 vs. Twins

The Rockies only have one three-city road trip in 2022 (that’s about to start this weekend by going to New York to face the Mets, Atlanta, and Cincinnati) but they have two in 2023:

  • June 12-21 @ Boston, Atlanta, Cincinnati
  • August 4-13 @ St. Louis, Milwaukee, Los Angeles

You can check out the entire 2023 schedule here.