12:56 PM EDT, Sat July 23, 2016

Giants lose fifth straight on three-homer night for Red Sox’s Ramirez

Ramirez became the first Giants opponent to hit three homers in a game since the Astros' Morgan Ensberg in 2005. The Giants spotted the Red Sox an 8-0 lead after three innings in Matt Cain's first start off the disabled list then scored seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings before the star of the night made a lasting imprint at Fenway Park. Ramirez pumped his fist rounding second in a moment he doubtlessly wanted after Suarez hit him with a pitch in the fourth inning. The Giants wasted a tremendous opportunity to complete the comeback in the sixth inning when they loaded the bases...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 20, 2016

Giants activate Matt Cain, designate an infielder, seek to jumpstart offense at Fenway Park

BOSTON – Matt Cain is the only current Giants player who was on the roster in 2007, the last time the club played an interleague series at Fenway Park.

Giants activate Matt Cain, designate an infielder, seek to jumpstart offense at Fenway Park

BOSTON – Matt Cain is the only current Giants player who was on the roster in 2007, the last time the club played an interleague series at Fenway Park. Back then, Cain absorbed one of his ritual Cainings. He took… Continue Reading → The post Giants activate Matt Cain, designate an infielder, seek to jumpstart offense at Fenway Park appeared first on Giants Extra.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 20, 2016

Wednesday’s Red Sox-Giants matchups: Drew Pomeranz vs. Matt Cain

Recently acquired starter Drew Pomeranz will get his first chance in a Red Sox uniform on Wednesday when the Sox take on the Giants to close out a two-game series at Fenway. Pomeranz will match up against veteran righty Matt Cain. Pomeranz, who was traded to Boston from San Diego on Friday for pitching prospect […]

Giants fall to 0-4 after the break after Ortiz homer ruins Peavy’s return to Fenway

David Ortiz hit a 450-foot homer with two aboard in the fourth inning to help deal the suddenly impotent Giants 4-0 defeat in their first game at Fenway Park in nine years. Peavy gave manager Bruce Bochy six innings, despite being hit by a Hanley Ramirez comebacker immediately after Ortiz's home run, which the Giants' disappearing offense could not overcome. The Giants get one more crack at their first win at Fenway in 101 years when Matt Cain returns from the disabled list and faces Drew Pomeranz in the latter's first start since the Padres traded him last week. The Giants' last win here...

Giants notes: Matt Cain's last rehab start isn't a breeze, Joe Panik to start minor league assignment Monday, etc.

Our blogs were down all day so I'm just now posting everything. Thanks for your patience. -AB SAN DIEGO – Nothing against the good folks in Lancaster, but Matt Cain hopes he never has to pitch there again.   “Not… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Matt Cain's last rehab start isn't a breeze, Joe Panik to start minor league assignment Monday, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 16, 2016

SF Giants Minor Lines 7/15

Matt Cain got his work in at the Hangar. It went... sub-optimally. Let's discuss! Ok, so Matt Cain allowed 9 runs over 4 innings in what looks to be his final rehab start in an A ball game. Not just any A ball game, though, this was an A ball game played in one of the most notoriously unfriendly pitching environments in baseball. Not to steal Grant's bit or anything, but perhaps a little Point/Counterpoint is in order: Our friend Julie with a strong point in Matt's favor: I don't think people understand the nightmare that is the Hangar — Julie (@phibear35) July 16, 2016 But Groug...

Giants’ rotation switch: Bumgarner, Samardzija, Cueto

Giants’ rotation switch: Manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday he’s altering his rotation in the wake of Cueto’s 32-pitch outing in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Bumgarner will pitch Friday’s second-half opener against the Padres, followed by Jeff Samardzija. Rather than returning to the mound on three days’ rest, Cueto was pushed back a day and will start Sunday. Jake Peavy pitches Tuesday in Boston, and Matt Cain will go Wednesday if he comes out OK from his rehab start with Class A San Jose (at Lancaster) on Friday. “Once we saw Johnny would start the (All-Star) game, we knew...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 14, 2016

Giants second-half preview: Rotation's durability, bullpen are main questions

Matt Cain expected back soon; would Giants add a reliever such as Huston Street from the Angels before the trade deadline?
McCovey Chronicles Jul 12, 2016

How could this All-Star Game outdo the 2012 All-Star Game?

It would take a lot of work You remember the 2012 All-Star Game. Man, that was fun. Matt Cain pitched two scoreless innings, Pablo Sandoval tripled in three runs in the first inning, Melky Cabrera went 2 for 3 with a homer and was named the game’s MVP, and at some point FOX’s cameras caught then-Dodger and always-unfortunately-tattooed Matt Kemp saying the game was “the San Francisco Giants show.” My question to you is: How could tonight’s game be even more satisfying to a Giants fan? You may wonder why I’m going with the 2012 game over the 1934 game where Carl Hubbell struck...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 11, 2016

Johnny Cueto named the National League starter for the 2016 All-Star Game

Johnny Cueto is having a phenomenal season, and he's earned one of the highest honors a starting pitcher can receive in his career. Johnny Cueto, tamer of steeds, locks, and unworthy opponents, will be the starting pitcher for National League in the 2016 All-Star Game. John Shea reported the news on Monday, and Cueto will be the first Giants pitcher to start for the NL since Matt Cain in 2012. Cueto finished the first half with a gem of a complete game, his league-leading fourth of the season. He also leads the NL in innings pitched (131⅓) and wins (13), while allowing the fewest home...

Quick hits from Petco Park - School of Roch

SAN DIEGO - Top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, recovering from sports hernia surgery, allowed two hits and struck out six batters today in three scoreless innings for the Gulf Coast League Orioles. Harvey threw two scoreless innings with five strikeouts in his previous start with the team. He's nearing an...

Giants get Crawford back for second game of Bay Bridge series, plus lineup

Krukow said the Phillies cannot be taken lightly because of how they started the season and the young pitching they have. The tough three-game series over the weekend showed how resilient the Phillies are. Krukow mentioned the Giants have six games against the Diamondbacks before the break, and that nobody should sleep on the A’s. Suarez has done a creditable job in the Matt Cain spot, especially for a rookie, but he also is experience rooking growing pains. Manager Bruce Bochy said he thought about pinch-hitting Crawford for Chris Stratton once the Giants loaded the bases with nobody...

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