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Matt Cain | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Cain allowed just one earned run over seven innings but the Giants lost to the Rockies on Saturday.
It was a positive showing for the Giants' right-hander, who struggled in his first two outings of the season. He struck out eight Colorado batters and surrendered just four hits, but the San Francisco offense gave him no support and he fell to 0-2 on the year. Cain will hope for better luck next time out in San Diego. Apr 12 - 6:57 PM

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Matt Cain served up three homers, including a pair to Matt Kemp, as the Giants fell to the Dodgers on Sunday night.

Cain finished the night allowing five runs on six hits in his six innings of work, striking out three. Matt Kemp got him for a solo shot in the second inning to get the Dodgers on the board, then Hanley Ramirez and Kemp each knocked one over the wall in the fourth inning. Cain now sports a 5.73 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 5/2 K/BB ratio through 11 innings this season. He’ll look to turn things around and get in the win column when he takes on the Rockies at home on Saturday.
Apr 6 - 10:59 PM

Matt Cain surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and two walks over five innings in a no-decision 5-4 loss to Arizona on Tuesday.

The right-hander whiffed two. Coming off a rough spring (7.47 ERA), Cain at the very least succeeded in keeping the ball in the yard tonight, no small feat considering the competition, ballpark, and his 2013 struggles in that department. His next start comes on Sunday Night Baseball against Zack Greinke and the Dodgers.
Apr 2 - 12:30 AM

Matt Cain struggled in Wednesday's start against the Rockies, allowing six runs in five innings.

Cain allowed nine hits and walked three while recording only one strikeout. The outing brought his ERA up to 7.47. Cain has not been particularly sharp this spring and the 29-year-old is coming off of a career-worst season in 2013.
Mar 26 - 5:57 PM

Matt Cain was obliterated in a losing effort against the Athletics on Saturday, surrendering seven runs on six hits in his 2 2/3 innings.

Cain walked three and struck out three in the disappointing performance. Long balls by Luke Montz and Stephen Vogt accounted for most of the damage against him.He had been unscored upon through his first eight innings of Cactus League play heading into Saturday's disaster. He'll try to put this one behind him and get back on track next time out.
Mar 15 - 9:15 PM

Matt Cain tossed five perfect innings in Monday's start against the Cubs.

Cain appears to be in mid-season form already. The right-hander struck out seven Cubs in his impressive outing. He's yet to allow a run in eight innings in the Cactus League.
Mar 10 - 5:25 PM

Matt Cain was on point, tossing three scoreless innings during Wednesday's start against the Angels.

Cain allowed only one hit and struck out two in his Cactus League debut. The right-hander is hoping to erase memories of a faulty 2013, when he posted an even 4.00 ERA.
Mar 5 - 6:02 PM

Matt Cain has been shut down for the remainder of the 2013 season.

Guillermo Moscoso will get the ball in Sunday's season finale against the Padres in his place. Giants skipper Bruce Bochy was quick to add that there was nothing wrong with Cain, he simply wanted to give him a break after his enormous workload the past eight seasons. He finishes his 2013 campaign a highly disappointing 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 158/55 K/BB ratio over 184 1/3 innings of work.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Matt Cain allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings in a 2-1 loss against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Cain has allowed only three earned runs total over his last three starts, working at least seven innings in each, but is 0-1 during that stretch. The rotten luck continued this evening because Los Angeles couldn't figure out Hyun-Jin Ryu. Cain (8-10, 4.00 ERA) will toe the rubber on Sunday against the Padres.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 01:21:00 AM

Matt Cain allowed just an unearned run over 7 2/3 innings against the Mets on Wednesday, settling for a no-decision.

Cain did all he could, handing it over to the bullpen with a 4-1 lead and just four outs to get. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be, leaving Cain at 8-9 despite having rattled off eight quality starts in his last nine outings. The right-hander has been one of the best pitchers of the second half and remains a must-start from here out.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:30:00 PM

Matt Cain allowed two runs (one earned) over seven innings as part of a no-decision against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Cain was in line for the loss before the Giants rallied to tie it in the top of the ninth inning. The veteran right-hander was much sharper this time than in his return from the disabled list, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out five. He'll carry a 4.24 ERA into a favorable matchup against the Mets next week in New York.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 02:08:00 AM

Giants activated RHP Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list.

Cain will return to the Giants' starting rotation on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks after sitting out two weeks with a right forearm contusion. Cain has a disappointing 4.43 ERA in 156 1/3 total innings this season, but the time off may have done him some good.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Matt Cain (forearm) threw a 90-pitch bullpen session on Monday and reported feeling fine.

Cain is on track to return to the Giants' starting rotation this Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on August 23 because of a right forearm contusion.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 02:28:00 PM

Matt Cain (forearm) is aiming to return to the Giants rotation on September 7 against the Diamondbacks.

Cain currently resides on the disabled list for the first time in his career due to a forearm contusion. Yusmeiro Petit is currently holding down Cain's spot in the Giants rotation, and could stick around at the expense of Barry Zito once Cain does return.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 08:10:00 PM

Matt Cain (forearm) expects to begin throwing sometime this week.

Cain made his first ever trip to the disabled list this past week after taking a line drive off his pitching forearm. It sounds like he should be fine, though, and be able to return around the time he's eligible.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 02:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Brandon Hicks
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
Relief Pitcher
R1Sergio Romo
2Santiago Casilla
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6David Huff
7Yusmeiro Petit
8J.C. Gutierrez