|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||220.00||15.00||9.00||0.00||2.86||1.07||188.00||54.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 40.2||0||0|| 3.98||0||16||40|
|vs RHB|| 47.1||0||0|| 5.32||0||13||38|
|06/19/2013||Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC||Matt Cain, SP SF|
|06/19/2013||Kris Medlen, SP ATL|
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
|Matt Cain, SP SF|
Hunter Pence, RF SF
|06/19/2013||Matt Cain, SP SF|
Matt Carpenter, 2B STL
Josh Reddick, RF OAK
|Jose Altuve, 2B HOU|
Denard Span, CF WAS
Hiroki Kuroda, SP NYY
|Last 10 Games|
|Matt Cain overpowers Padres|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(1:47 am ET) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain tossed his third quality start in a row Tuesday, in a no-decision against the Padres.
Cain limited the Padres to just two runs on his only two mistakes of the outing, as he allowed a pair of solo home runs. Those homers actually brought an end to a five-start homerless streak by Cain, who had allowed 13 in his first nine starts of the season.
Cain struck out a season-high 10 batters in the game while walking none over the course of seven innings of work. He threw 74 of 110 pitches for strikes, and earned a no-decision in a game the Giants would go on to win, 5-4.
Cain is 5-3 on the season with a 4.55 ERA heading into Monday's start in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
|Matt Cain 'throwing the ball' like he wants|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/18/13) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain enters Tuesday's start against the Padres pitching more like his past All-Star form in recent outings. Cain is 1-0 with a 0.66 ERA and .140 opponents' batting average in his last two starts since getting tagged for seven runs June 1 against the Cardinals.
"I feel like I'm throwing the ball like I want," Cain said, per MLB.com. "I'm just trying to eliminate the big inning."
Cain has allowed six or more runs in four starts and owns a 4.70 ERA through 14 starts.
|Matt Cain pitches 6 2/3 scoreless innings in win|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/13/13) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain surrendered just two hits and two walks in 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Pirates Thursday, striking out three and picking up his fifth win of the season.
Cain held the opposition scoreless for the first time since opening day to lower his ERA to 4.70. He'll face the Padres at home Tuesday.
|Matt Cain bounces back in no-decision|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6/8/13) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain, who surrendered seven runs in his previous start, bounced back with one of his best efforts of the season but did not factor in the decision Friday night against the Diamondbacks. Cain allowed just four hits and three walks while striking out four in seven scoreless innings of work.
Cain has allowed two runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Thursday at Pittsburgh. He is 2-2 with a 5.27 ERA in seven starts away from AT&T Park.
|Third inning proves Matt Cain's downfall|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/1/13) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain only had one bad inning Saturday against the Cardinals, but it was more than enough to cost him the game.
With the exception of the third, Cain was on the top of his game; unfortunately, the third proved to be one of his worst innings of the season. Cain gave up seven runs on nine hits in that inning alone, more than erasing the good of his five perfect innings otherwise.
Cain gave up seven runs on nine hits in six innings, while striking out nine and walking none. He threw 101 pitches in the outing, while taking his third loss of the season in the Giants' 8-0 defeat. Cain's ERA rose to 5.45 with the outing, as he matched a season high in runs allowed.
Cain will try to bounce back in his next start, scheduled for Friday against the Diamondbacks.
|By almost every conceivable measure, Matt Cain had a career year in 2012. He set personal bests with 16 wins and a 2.1 BB/9 rate, had his highest K/9 rate (7.9) since his rookie season and posted his lowest ERA (2.79) and WHIP (1.04) for a full season. Though it hasn't always shown in his win total or ERA, Cain has been slowly, steadily improving his skill set with each successive season. Key to Cain's development has been the increased use of his slider, particularly on two-strike counts, as according to PitchFX data it has been his best pitch for getting swings-and-misses over the last two years. Even so, Cain is still not a great source of strikeouts, but he makes up for it with consistently low line drive rates and batting averages on balls in play (BABIP), which help lower his ERA and WHIP. Even though Cain had the lowest strikeout total of the top seven starters in both standard Rotisserie and Head-to-Head formats last year, his inclusion among the elite was no fluke. Cain can be drafted as an ace for your Fantasy rotation in practically any format. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||SD||3:45 pm||Eric Stults|
|6/20/13||MIA||10:15 pm||Tom Koehler|
|6/21/13||MIA||10:15 pm||Ricky Nolasco|
|6/22/13||MIA||4:05 pm||Jacob Turner|
|6/23/13||MIA||4:05 pm||Nate Eovaldi|
|6/24/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|6/25/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
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