MLB Opening Day 2012: Grading the Performance of Every Team's Ace

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MLB Opening Day 2012: Grading the Performance of Every Team's Ace
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Justin Verlander

Grading the performance of every team's Opening Day pitcher was an easier task than normal because, for the most part, the hitters were overmatched in every game.

As it turned out, 10 of the 14 teams that played Thursday scored three or fewer runs, with teams like the Red Sox, Tigers and Blue Jays waiting for the starters to leave the game to wake up.

Thus, even though some teams started the season 0-1, the fans of these teams—namely the Pirates, Braves and Cubs—should focus on the positives that came out of Opening Day rather than the bump in the road.

With that, here are my grades for every team's Opening Day starter!

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