MLB Opening Day 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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MLB Opening Day 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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Baseball is finally here. No more predictions and projections—we can finally get some real numbers to chew on. There's really no better feeling than Opening Day.

There were six games on the Opening Day slate:

Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees: CC Sabathia vs. Justin Verlander

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals: Derek Lowe vs. Livan Hernandez

Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds: Yovani Gallardo vs. Edinson Volquez

LA Angels at Kansas City Royals: Jered Weaver vs. Luke Hochevar

San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers: Tim Lincecum vs. Clayton Kershaw

San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals: Tim Stauffer vs. Chris Carpenter

Some great pitching matchups highlighted today's action, as well as the return of some of the most promising young players in baseball.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the day's action.

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