Will the Giants shut down Matt Cain?

The Giants have a dilemma on their hands, and it concerns a cornerstone player. Matt Cain, who has delivered for the Giants for over a decade, is struggling mightily and hasn't been able to win games. Starting the season in July due to a flexor tendon injury, the 30-year-old righty is 2-4 with a 6.15 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and .311 opponent batting average in 10 starts. While Cain produced...
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Game Chatter: Bartolo Colon vs Jerad Eickhoff (8/26/15)

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Matt Cain Rocked as Chicago Cubs Trounce San Francisco Giants

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) If Matt Cain and the Giants were looking to get back on track in their return to AT&T Park, facing the red-hot Chicago Cubs and their equally hot ace Jake Arrieta was just about the worst scenario they could have hoped for. Trudging back home after a 2-5 roadtrip to St. Louis and Pittsburgh, the Giants were greeted by a Cubs team that had won 20 of their...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Shelled, Give Up Two Homers, Six Runs In Giants’ 8-5 Loss

The long ball destroyed the fly-ball pitcher on Tuesday night, as Matt Cain gave up two bombs and six runs while the Giants’ offense came back, but not enough in San Francisco’s 8-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Matt Cain retired the first six batters he saw, but after giving up a leadoff single to Starlin Castro in the third inning, he ran into trouble. A passed ball and wild pitch...
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Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 25

Even with all 30 teams in action, it's a pretty lean day across this MLB slate. We've dug in deep to find the best pitching matchups for you. Check 'em out: James Shields (SDP) vs. Stephen Strasburg (WAS) 7:05 p.m. ET It's not a prototypical pitchers duel, but on a lean day like this you have to take what you can get. Both pitchers have worked through struggles all season long...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs @ Giants: Arrieta vs. Cain (Game 124 Thread)

CHC (72-51): RHP Jake Arrieta (15-6, 2.30) SF (66-58): RHP Matt Cain (2-3, 5.66) First pitch: 9:15pmCT Arrieta won his fourth straight game on Thursday (6 IP, 0 ER) against the Braves, making him 4-0 with a 0.66 ERA in August, including his win against the Giants (7.2 IP, 0 ER). Improving on his July (4-1, 1.90) would seem to be a tall task, but he’s on pace to do it. Arrieta...
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MMO Original: The Return of the Captain

I thought I saw the end of my favorite player. On August 15th, 2009, David Wright stood in the box against Matt Cain, down 0-2 in the count. Cain unleashed a 93 MPH fastball up and in. It quickly escaped the safe realm of chin music and escalated into a weapon capable of incredible destruction. […]
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The Return of the Captain

I thought I saw the end of my favorite player. On August 15th, 2009, David Wright stood in the box against Matt Cain, down 0-2 in the count. Cain unleashed a 93 MPH fastball up and in. It quickly escaped the safe realm of chin music and escalated into a weapon capable of incredible destruction. […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals send red-hot Garcia to mound to face Giants

While one starter will try to stay on a roll Wednesday night, the other is looking to rediscover his old ways in a matchup between the NL's last two champions. The rubber match of a three-game set between St. Louis and San Francisco at Busch Stadium pits two starters going in opposite directions: Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia is moving up and former Giants ace Matt Cain is heading...
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San Francisco Giants Facing Tough Decision with Matt Cain

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Matt Cain completed his long road back to the San Francisco Giants starting rotation in July, a process that took nearly a full calendar year to accomplish after the righty dealt with bone spurs and a flexor strain in his pitching arm. The veteran’s return was expected to stabilize the team’s starting staff after Bruce Bochy spent three months juggling...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Playoff Race: Did the Giants Just Devalue their Biggest Asset

In 2006, when Bruce Bochy was hired to manage the San Francisco Giants, he had just finished guiding the San Diego Padres to two consecutive National League West titles. Bochy also led the Pads to NL West titles in 1996 and 1998, when San Diego reached the World Series to play the New York Yankees. During his 12 year stint as the Padres manager, Bochy became a renown bullpen zen...
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Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 14

Today’s MLB pitching slate is pretty slim, but we scoured the matchups to find you the very best ones. Check ’em out: Ivan Nova (NYY) vs. David Price (TOR) 7:07 p.m. ET Nova has done a pretty nice job for the Yankees in eight starts since returning from the disabled list. In his eight starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, Nova has posted a 3.52 ERA, 1.26 WHIP,...
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The bruised, battered Giants push for the playoffs

If you happen to believe there’s no such thing as a curse, the San Francisco Giants are probably testing your faith right now. Odd years have been a thorn in the Giants’ side for a while now, interrupting their World Series dynasty plans with playoff-less autumns. And something unfortunate always seems to befall them in those years, prompting the belief in an odd-year curse....
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Giants @ Cubs: Cain vs. Hendricks (Game 109 Thread)

SF (59-50): RHP Matt Cain (2-2, 4.91) CHC (60-48): RHP Kyle Hendricks (5-5, 3.67)First pitch: 3:05pmCT TBA       Fowler# cf Schwarber* lf Coghlan* 2b Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Soler rf Montero* c Hendricks p Russell ss Hendricks beat the Brewers last Friday (7 IP, 2 ER). So far this season, righties are hitting .234 against him. None of the Giants have faced him. After going 16-5...
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San Francisco Giants: impact of adding Mike Leake

Late into the night, news broke that the San Francisco Giants traded two minor league prospects (Adam Duvall and Keury Mella) to the Cincinnati Reds for starting pitcher Mike Leake. After the Giants failed to land either Cole Hamels or David Price, rookie Bobby Evans pulled an ideal trade to keep the Giants in playoff contention and to match arms with the Los Angles Dodgers. Once...
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Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Matt Cain hitting his stride as he plays catchup

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain began his season in July, a reality he's trying to acclimate to after growing so accustomed to pitching full seasons. Cain has been teetering from highs to lows in the four starts he's made this season, currently positioned at a high after picking up his second win of the season in a 7-1 defeat of the San Diego Padres in which he threw...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Matt Cain searching for balance after missing first half of 2015

In his 11 seasons as a major-league pitcher, San Francisco Giants righty Matt Cain has never missed the first half of the season, which has made his late start in 2015 uncharted territory for the veteran pitcher. "I don't know exactly where I am right now," Cain said. "I've been around, but I've never missed the first half of the season. I don't want to give myself that leeway, but...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Vogelsong starting second half in the bullpen

The return of Matt Cain and Jake Peavy to the Giants’ rotation shortly before the All-Star break necessitated the move of a couple of pitchers out of the rotation. An injury to Tim Lincecum (as well as his general ineffectiveness) made the decision to move him out relatively easy. Tim Hudson was also placed on the DL. Now that Hudson is back though, Ryan Vogelsong has been moved...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Matt Cain Get His Career on Track for San Francisco Giants?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain works against the New York Mets in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The longest-tenured Giant on the club, Matt Cain has been in the Bay Area since before their World Series dynasty turned them into one of the most successful sports franchises of the decade. His career path has...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain, Pence power Giants past Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly a year as the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 3-0 to end their seven-game losing streak. Hunter Pence drove in two runs after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day and made a sparkling defensive play in the sixth inning...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Main Cain is years removed from being Giants ace, simply needs to fill rotation

Matt Cain returned to the mound today taking a loss after allowing five runs in five innings of work against the Miami Marlins who ironically were also seeing the return of starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The Giants are not expecting Cain to be an ace anymore spouted the analysts following Thursday’s start. Yet, I’m left stumped as it seems it has been years since Cain has...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins Complete Sweep of Giants in Cain’s Return

It was the return of both the San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain and Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez on Thursday afternoon, and the Marlins starter emerged the victor both on the mound and at the plate as Miami completed the sweep with a 5-4 win over the Giants. Cain, who had not pitched in a Major League game since July 9th of last season, made it through four frames with just one...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Return of Matt Cain and Jake Peavy Still Pose Questions for San Francisco Giants’ Rotation

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks to catcher Andrew Susac and Buster Posey (28) as starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) leaves during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Thursday, June 11, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The San Francisco Giants have had a feel for when veterans Matt Cain and Jake Peavy would return for about...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants pitchers Cain, Peavy set to make their returns next week

Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced on Tuesday that starters Matt Cain and Jake Peavy would each get one more rehab start in the minors. The information also revealed just enough to surmise who might be coming out of the rotation.According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bochy indicated that one of them would make his return on July 2 at Miami and the other on July 3 when the team...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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