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Mar 17, 2017
Rotoworld
Matt Cain was hit hard in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday, surrendering three runs on nine hits in his 4 2/3 innings of work.
San Jose Mercury News 18 hours ago
Matt Cain struggles to find himself, but perhaps he is looking for the wrong pitcher

Matt Cain struggles to find himself, but perhaps he is looking for the wrong pitcher

Matt Cain is expected to open the season as the No.5 starter, but the Giants might not have the longest leash if he continues to struggle.
Brew Crew Ball 20 hours ago
Jesus Aguilar homers again, but Milwaukee Brewers can’t climb over Giants

Jesus Aguilar homers again, but Milwaukee Brewers can’t climb over Giants

The Brewers fumbled away the lead as San Francisco rallied late for a 6-4 win. The Brewers knocked around Matt Cain early and often, but it wasn’t enough to put away the Giants as San Francisco crawled back for a 6-4 victory Wednesday at Maryvale Baseball Park. Jesus Aguilar’s incredible spring continued, as he homered for the fifth time to increase his Cactus League-leading 1.407 OPS. After going 2-for-3, he was replaced by Ryan Aguilar (no relation, probably), who singled in his first major league at bat of the spring. Cain allowed four runs on seven hits, including Aguilar’s home...
Outside Pitch Mar 18, 2017

Will the San Francisco Giants’ fifth starter hinder their playoff hopes?

The battle for the final spot in the San Francisco Giants‘ rotation has been an interesting one this spring to say the least. Either veteran pitcher Matt Cain or rookie pitcher Ty Blach will win the job before Opening Day. So far this spring, neither player has performed well. In fact, both Cain and Blach […] The post Will the San Francisco Giants’ fifth starter hinder their playoff hopes? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Rotoworld Mar 17, 2017

Matt Cain hit hard in loss to Rockies Friday - Matt Cain (S) San Francisco Giants

Matt Cain was hit hard in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday, surrendering three runs on nine hits in his 4 2/3 innings of work.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 17, 2017
Another mixed start for Matt Cain leaves Giants scratching their heads

Another mixed start for Matt Cain leaves Giants scratching their heads

Matt Cain allowed nine hits in 4 2/3 innings while lowering his spring ERA to 8.40, and he expressed confidence he would be ready to begin the season -- but is his spot in the Giants rotation locked down?
CSN Bay Area Mar 17, 2017

Cain: 'I’m getting to where I need to get'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. A month into spring training, its still somewhat difficult to get a read on what the Giants need to see from Matt Cain. Team officials continue to view Cain as the frontrunner for the fifth starter job, but they insist that Cain needs to earn it down here in the desert.What exactly does that mean when Cain takes the mound? On Friday, you could see both sides of the argument on pretty much a hitter-by-hitter basis.
Purple Row Mar 17, 2017
Cactus League 2017 GameThread: Rockies visit the Giants

Cactus League 2017 GameThread: Rockies visit the Giants

Rockies go to the other side of the tracks to take on the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium The Colorado Rockies will renew their rivalry with the San Francisco Giants in a key-division battle meaningless Cactus League game tonight at 7:05 pm MT at Scottsdale Stadium. Harrison Musgrave (No. 25 PuRP) will start the game for the Rockies. Matt Cain, the former perfect game winner who is currently battling for the Giant’s fifth starter spot, will start opposite him. Musgrave has allowed four runs (all earned) on nine hits with a walk and six strikeouts in eight innings pitched (four appearances)....
CSN Bay Area Mar 16, 2017

The Giants Insider Podcast: Matt Cain

Matt Cain sits down to discuss his recent struggles, helping the pitchers who are trying to take that No. 5 spot, the potential of this rotation, the five-year anniversary of his perfect game, and much more.
McCovey Chronicles Mar 15, 2017
The Giants finally hinted that Matt Cain might not get the fifth starter’s job

The Giants finally hinted that Matt Cain might not get the fifth starter’s job

It’s been an ugly spring for Matt Cain and a brilliant one for Ty Blach. Bobby Evans suggested there just might be a competition after all. We’ve known since, oh, last September that the Giants were planning on a battle for the fifth starter’s gig, and that the battle was Matt Cain’s to lose. Then the spring started, and Bruce Bochy hinted that the battle was Cain’s to lose. Then he struggled, and there was a great clearing of the organizational throat, which was to remind us that the battle was still Cain’s to lose. Then he struggled again, and you can see where this is going....

Giants GM Bobby Evans on Matt Cain’s status: ‘hard to classify’

Giants GM Bobby Evans on Matt Cain’s status: ‘hard to classify’ Matt Cain has struggled in spring training, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed in the front office, which seems patient for now. “Yeah, it’s been hard to classify,” general manager Bobby Evans said Wednesday on KNBR radio. The challenge of course for us is not to make any quick judgements because you’vs still got a lot of baseball left down here. Cain, who has a 9.58 ERA in four outings, is due to make $20 million in the final year of his contract. “He’s been an important part of the franchise, not because of...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 14, 2017
Bobby Evans explains Matt Cain’s uncertain status with Giants

Bobby Evans explains Matt Cain’s uncertain status with Giants

Giants general manager Bobby Evans talked about Matt Cain's iffy situation with the Giants on KNBR.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 6, 2017
Giants notes: Bruce Bochy drops a big hint in No.5 starter competition

Giants notes: Bruce Bochy drops a big hint in No.5 starter competition

Matt Cain has a 7.36 ERA and Ty Blach has a 1.35 ERA, but much more will go into the No.5 starter battle than spring statistics -- especially this early in camp.
Call to the Pen Mar 5, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Clayton Blackburn, the Dark Horse in Rotation Race

With his strong start against the Royals, Clayton Blackburn is quickly becoming another option for the San Francisco Giants’ starting rotation. As Matt Cain and Tyler Beede are neck-and-neck for the fifth spot in the San Francisco Giants’ rotation, Clayton Blackburn is proving himself to be another strong candidate for the final spot. His strong […] San Francisco Giants: Clayton Blackburn, the Dark Horse in Rotation Race - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rotoworld Mar 2, 2017

Holland tosses two scoreless innings Thursday - Derek Holland (S) Chicago White Sox

Derek Holland threw two shutout innings against the Giants in his first game action of the spring on Thursday.
McCovey Chronicles Mar 2, 2017
It’s early, but Ty Blach sure looked a lot better than Matt Cain on Wednesday night

It’s early, but Ty Blach sure looked a lot better than Matt Cain on Wednesday night

It doesn’t have to mean anything, but it doesn’t not have to mean anything, either. As I’m writing this, Matt Moore is getting annihilated by a split-squad White Sox team. Just dismantled. And I don’t care. There’s nothing I can say that will make you care, either. It’s spring. Pitchers are getting their mechanics back and shaking off the rust. The fielders behind him haven’t exactly helped, either. Again, nobody cares. They were also rusty and getting ready for the regular season. Training, if you will. This is an article about how Matt Cain looked in a spring training...

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