The A’s went down 3-1 in 11 innings to the Mariners in the first game of the 2012 Major League Baseball season. The A’s play once more at the Tokyo Dome tomorrow night at 6:05 p.m. in Tokyo (2:05 a.m. Pacific Time). The game can again be HEARD LIVE on 95.7 FM THE GAME and MLB.com Gameday Audio and SEEN LIVE on MLB Network television at 2:00 a.m. PT with replays at 6:00 a.m. PT and 7:00 p.m. PT. Following tomorrow’s game, the A’s head back to the United States to prepare for Opening Night in Oakland on Friday, April 6 against the same Seattle Mariners.
Some wrap up photos to end the night in Tokyo…
Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy was solid.
The bullpen, including Ryan Cook, was also solid.
Not every foul ball was reachable, but everyone hustled to them.
The team pushed the running game.
The people of Japan love Kurt Suzuki.
Based on the amount of camera flashes and recording red lights visible during Ichiro’s at bats, he was probably the most popular player on the field tonight among the fans in attendance.