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Giants vs. Marlins, Schedule Preview: Matt Cain Set to Battle Ricky Nolasco in Series Opener

The San Francisco Giants pitching staff is usually the talk of the team, especially when they play at AT&T Park. But sometimes, you just have to tip your cap to the opposing pitcher once in a while. 

Corona, CA native Ricky Nolasco has been having himself a nice season for the Florida Marlins so far, sporting a 3-0 record with a 3.32 ERA for the fins. But when he comes home to the left coast he really turns it on, especially on the shores of McCovey Cove. Nolasco has a 2-0 record at AT&T including a complete game and a 0.59 ERA, while giving up six total hits in his two outings with a 18/2 K/BB ratio. That is impressive. 

On the other side of Tuesday's bill is Matt Cain (3-2 3.28 ERA), who is no slouch in his own right when it comes to facing the Marlins. In five carrer starts against them he's 2-0 with a 2.62 ERA and a .193 batting average against him. Both Cain and Nolasco are coming off of decent starts last week, but both came up with no decisions after each went at least six innings against the Dodgers and Cubs respectfully. 

The NL West leading Giants have won seven of their last 10 meetings with the NL Wild Card leading Marlins dating back to 2009, and are 9-0 in the last nine home games.

First pitch is set for 7:15 PT this evening with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM. 

For more discussion and analysis of everything Black and Orange, head over to McCovey Chronicles to get in on the action.