The Texas Rangers will play the Oakland Athletics on Monday night to round off a hugely exciting and dramatic MLB 2015 Opening Day. With 14 MLB games taking place today, the season is well and truly underway, and both the Rangers and Athletics will be hoping to gain a first win of the season here tonight. The game takes place from the O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, and starts at 10.05 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on TV on the FSSW network, or online through live stream (details below).
The A’s have a hugely different roster from Opening Day 2014, and will be hoping new faces will result in better fortunes this term. The Rangers will simply be hoping that their roster stays healthier than they were able to last year. Already there is good news for Texas; Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo will both take to the field for tonight’s opening day game after missing large portions of last season.
The MLB 2015 opening season features numerous highlights this year. Many will be looking to Masahiro Tanaka following months of rumors and doubts surrounding his right elbow. The injury landed him on the disabled list last season, and many will want to see how his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament holds up as the season gets going today.
Another big highlight for opening day will be this contest between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The pair will meet each other 19 times this season, including a potential vital three game set, which will close out the season. Matt Kemp in particular will be looking at this game with relish, and even though he has a lot of memories at Chavez Ravine, his time there ended on a bad note, and he will be looking to gain revenge in the only way he knows how – by winning and being successful where he is now.