"It has been an interesting schedule," manager Walt Weiss said. "I don't think I've ever been with a club that started the season with a schedule like this."
Having three off-days in a one-week span will enable the Rockies to get a break mentally as well as physically.
"I don't think [the players] are going to complain," Weiss said. "You aren't used to having to grind in April and May. Hopefully, it makes us stronger in the end."
Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.