Normally in September, Rockies fans are looking ahead to next year. This season however, Colorado is still in the driver's-seat for the final wild card playoff spot in the National League.

Even though fans are still dialed into the current season, Major League Baseball has announced the 2018 schedules.

The season begins earlier than typical, with a March 29 game at Arizona. After three in Phoenix, the Rockies play four in San Diego. Finally, the Coors Field home opener is April 6, kicking off three games against the Atlanta Braves.

Colorado has inter-league series' against the Angels, Rangers, Mariners, Astros, and Athletics.