The Seattle Mariners are just a few hours away from kicking off the MLB 2012 regular season in Japan. The M's will take on the Oakland Athletics and first pitch is set for 3 a.m. Seattle time. After a rough campaign in 2011, this is a clean start for manager Eric Wedge and his club. The American League West figures to be one of the tougher divisions in baseball this season, but there is always a team or two that emerges out of nowhere to claim a playoff spot.
Why not Seattle?
Felix Hernandez will start the game for Seattle.
Brandon McCarthy will start the game for Oakland.