09/17/08 4:02 PM ET
Home opener set for April 10 vs. Phils
Rockies to play first '09 series on road against D-backs
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
From the beginning, the Rockies will have to perform well on the road. The year starts with a three-game set with the D-backs and three at home against the Phillies. Then the Rockies have road sets against the Cubs, the Dodgers and the D-backs before returning to Coors Field to face the Dodgers on April 24.
The Rockies venture to the American League to face the Tigers on the road May 22-24. Interleague Play continues June 12 with three-game home sets against the Mariners (June 12-14) and the Rays (June 15-17). The Rockies also travel to meet the Angels (June 22-24) and the Athletics (June 26-28).
It's a schedule that'll have the Rockies home for several major holidays -- Mother's Day, May 10 against the Marlins; Memorial Day, May 25 against the Dodgers; July 4 against the D-backs; and Father's Day, June 21 against the Pirates. But they will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the road against the Padres.
The final home game is Oct. 1 against the Brewers, and the regular year concludes with a three-game set against the Dodgers from Oct. 2-4.
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.