Feb 23, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) poses for a photo during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Pre-Game & Lineups: San Francisco Giants Look To Sweep Dodgers

The Giants will take on the Dodgers in game three at 5:00pm PT, and will look to start the season 6-1 for the first time since 2010. The Giants head home for a day off before Opening Day at AT&T Park on Tuesday.

Matt Cain makes his second start of the season and has a 3.60 ERA in five innings pitched. On April 1 against Arizona, he allowed 7 hits, 3 R, 2 ERs, walked two batters and struck out only two.

Here’s how Cain matches up against the Dodgers. They have hit pretty well off Cain in the past, let’s hope he can improve these stats tonight.

Matt Cain vs Dodgers

Zack Greinke (RHP) gets the start for the Dodgers tonight, he has a 3.60 ERA in five innings pitched against the Padres on April 1. He allowed two ERs, one was a home run.

The Giants are starting the switch-hitting second baseman Ehire Adrianza today against the RHP Greinke. Brandon Hicks has started the last two games and will primarily start against LHP. Hicks is batting .500 vs left-handed pitching in 2014 but his career BA against RHP is .128.  Same with Joaquin Arias, who has a career batting average of .297 against LHP vs .251 when racing a RHP.

Yasiel Puig is out of the Dodgers’ lineup today, he needs an MRI on his thumb apparently.

Lineups:

Giants

Dodgers – No Puig today, He’s getting an MRI on his thumb.

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