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Giants Vs. Diamondbacks, MLB Preview: Matt Cain Makes 2012 Debut, Looking To Avoid Sweep By D-Backs

It's been a bit of a rough start for the 2012 San Francisco Giants. They've had two back-to-back decent offensive outings against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but unfortunately Arizona had been getting to the starting pitchers early, putting the Black and Orange in an early hole to start the season. San Francisco will now turn to Matt Cain, baseball's newest $100 million man, to right the ship and avoid the sweep at the hands of Kirk Gibson's reigning NL West champs.

Despite the fact that Cain will make $127.5 million over the life of his contract, he notes that hopefully it won't affect his play on the field one bit:

"I feel like I don't need to be motivated that way," Cain said. "I'm going to be motivated by playing."

Cain isn't out to end this two game skid, because it's actually an eight game skid dating back to last season. Arizona has simply had the Giants number as of late, though they'll have the chance to change all that this afternoon. Josh Collmenter takes to the mound in his 2012 debut for the D-backs, looking to improve on a rather mundane spring. He gave up just as many homers ans he did strikeouts during his time in the Cactus League this year with five, but is looking to keep the Giants in check once more.

The Giants offense has been doing it's part more or less, scoring eight runs in their first two games with home runs aplenty. Hopefully they can keep it up on Easter Sunday for a most needed victory at Chase Field.

First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

For more on the Giants, check out McCovey Chronicles. For the D-backs side of life, head over to AZ Snake Pit.