Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers thought they were going to get a weekend in San Francisco without seeing Matt Cain, the weather intervened.
Instead, he'll start Friday's series opener for the Giants against the visiting Dodgers, whom Cain has dominated in recent years. But Cain also hasn't seen a lineup as potent as the one Los Angeles has fielded of late - one that could get deeper with the potential return of Carl Crawford.
Cain (5-4, 4.29 ERA) was slated to start Thursday at Cincinnati, but the game was postponed due to rain, moving him back a day.
He's 5-0 with a 1.93 ERA over his last 11 starts against Los Angeles, allowing just 57 hits and 12 walks in 74 2-3 innings dating back to Aug. 1, 2010. Nine of those outings were quality starts, and Cain held the Dodgers to one run or fewer six times.
The right-hander is coming off arguably his finest start of the year, though the slumping San Francisco offense - which has scored 26 runs while losing 11 of 13 - co...