Jan 23, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT
The Rockies are known more for late-season charges than they are fast beginnings. In fact, they’ve had a losing record in April in each of the last four seasons. But that could all change this year.
As Jack Etkin at Inside The Rockies notes, the club plays only three games in April against a team that had a record better than .500 last season.
The Rox kick off their 2011 schedule with a series against the Diamondbacks (65-97), then come the Dodgers (80-82), Pirates (57-105), Mets (79-83), Cubs (75-87), Giants (92-70), Marlins (80-82), Cubs and Pirates. Only the World Series champion Giants finished in the black in 2010.
Baseball is a weird sport — hard to predict, at least — and anything can happen, but all signs point to the young and talented Rockies getting off to a healthy start this season. It would be a refreshing sight for Colorado fans, who have watched the team go 189-221 in April since first forming 18 years ago.
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