Pre-Game & Lineups: Giants Look To Beat LA With Matt Cain Activated From DL


The Giants will look to take three games in a row from the Dodgers today at 1:10pm PT. Matt Cain will make the start for the Giants and Zack Greinke for the Dodgers.

Apr 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants are 6-2 against the Dodgers this season and 4-1 at Dodger Stadium. The Giants also have the best record in MLB with a 23-13 record. The Rockies are two games back in the NLW and the Dodgers are 4.5 games back.

Cain (0-3, 4.35 ERA) was activated from the 15-day DL this morning and will make the start for the Giants, looking for his first win of the season.

Michael Morse has been made the Giants everyday first baseman with Brandon Belt placed on the DL with a broken thumb after being hit by a pitch in last night’s game. 

Greinke (5-1, 2.35 ERA) is having an excellent season so far for the Dodgers. The Giants have some ownage, especially Pagan who has a .444 batting average when facing him.


It’s been an active day for the Giants. They purchased the contract of Tyler Colvin from Fresno Grizzlies, activated Matt Cain, put Brandon Belt on the 15-day DL and send George Kontos back down to Triple-A. AND named Michael Morse as their replacement first baseman.