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He is a star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He has been consistently excellent during his career -- especially the last three seasons, in each of which he has reached double-digit wins and posted a sub-3.15 ERA. He has rocketed to an 8-2 start with 96 strikeouts this season, with a 2.18 ERA and a WHIP of 0.95. He recently authored what many are calling one of the most impressive games ever pitched. His name is not Tim Lincecum. His name is Matt Cain. Lincecum, meanwhile -- well, it'd be an understatement to say that Lincecum has scuffled through...
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