Opening Day Pitching Matchups

Congratulations to the Houston Astros, who kicked off the 2013 MLB season with a win at home over the Texas Rangers 8-2 in their first game as an American League team. Given the Astros' no-name roster of 25 guys who collectively will make less this year than Alex Rodriguez, this could be the high point of the Astros season. Good luck, Bo Porter!

Without further ado, here's a showcasing of pitching aces from today, when most teams will open their seasons. In some of these cases, the word "ace" is used loosely. 

Boston @ New York Yankees (1:00 pm)

Jon Lester vs. C.C. Sabathia

Miami @ Washington (1:05 pm)

Ricky Nolasco vs. Stephen Strasburg

San Diego @ New York Mets (1:10 pm)

Edison Volquez vs. Jonathon Niese

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh (1:35 pm)

Jeff Samardzija vs. A.J. Burnett

Colorado @ Milwaukee (2:10 pm)

Jhoulys Chacin vs. Yovani Gallardo

San Francisco @ Los Angeles Dodgers (4:00 pm)

Matt Cain vs. Clayton Kershaw

Detroit @ Minnesota (4:10 pm)

Justin Verlander vs. Vance Worley

Los Angeles Angels @ Cincinnati (4:10 pm)

Jered Weaver vs. Johnny Cueto

Philadelphia @ Atlanta (7:00 pm)

Cole Hamels vs. Tim Hudson

St. Louis @ Arizona (10:00 pm)

Adam Wainwright vs. Ian Kennedy

Seattle @ Oakland (10:05 pm)

Felix Hernandez vs. Brett Anderson

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