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McCovey Chronicles Oct 3, 2017
McCovey Chroncast #69 - Caincast

McCovey Chroncast #69 - Caincast

Bryan and Sami have a nice chat about Matt Cain's career and go over the pluses and minuses of the Giants' 2017 season. Was Matt Cain taken for granted? Does Hunter Strickland deserve more scrutiny? Was there *anything* good about the 2017 season? Sami toughs out another week with Bryan and together they discuss all things Giants' 2017, but not before doing an emotional deep dive on Matt Cain's legacy. And then there's a whole rant about Hunter Strickland followed soon after by a ranking of Buster Posey's top baserunning moments. But what is your favorite moment from the season? Follow...
McCovey Chronicles Oct 2, 2017
Matt Cain explains what it meant to be a San Francisco Giant for life

Matt Cain explains what it meant to be a San Francisco Giant for life

The forever Giant penned a touching farewell letter on the Players’ Tribune. It has been a spectacularly awful day on several fronts, and I’m hesitant to tell you that you should focus your energies on caring about baseball right now. There are other things to care about. But if you need something to help you take a mental break for a few moments, Matt Cain has your back with a farewell article on The Players’ Tribune. It starts at the beginning, and it goes through this weekend. You’ll feel things. At the risk of spoiling some of the surprises, Cain praises some of his former...
San Jose Mercury News Sep 30, 2017
On Matt Cain’s memorable final day, even an umpire felt the Giants’ tug of high emotion

On Matt Cain’s memorable final day, even an umpire felt the Giants’ tug of high emotion

It may have been a no decision in the books, but the Cain celebration felt like a wonderful win
McCovey Chronicles Sep 30, 2017
Matt Cain is everything you thought the Giants would never have

Matt Cain is everything you thought the Giants would never have

The Giants sent Matt Cain off the only way they knew how, and I’m touched, but we should remember the good times more. Matt Cain pitched well, but the Giants couldn’t score behind him. They gave him a single run to get the win, and when that didn’t happen, they complained under their breath and gave him a second run. None of it worked, and it was just another tough-luck loss. And I cried because I’ll never see a game like this again. The perfect final Cain start would go something like this: 7.1 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. But Bruce Bochy wasn’t going to let him throw 110 pitches. So...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 30, 2017
Padres 3, Giants 2: Friars steal Cain’s thunder

Padres 3, Giants 2: Friars steal Cain’s thunder

San Diego capitalized on a ninth inning error to force a rubber match. Today was supposed to belong to Matt Cain, and for five innings, it did. The retiring Giant shut down the Padres, going twice through the lineup without allowing a run. The San Francisco bullpen was another story, giving up not one but two leads as they handed the Friars a win in the ninth inning. Jhoulys Chacin stood tall against the man of the hour, holding the Giants to one run on five hits over six frames. He didn’t get a W for that effort, but Wil Myers kept him out of the L column with his 30th homer (the first...
Washington Times Sep 30, 2017

Cain calls it a career, he's sharp as Giants fall to SD 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched five shutout innings, then raised his arms and waved his cap, fighting off tears amid a standing ovation as he walked off the mound for final time Saturday in the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 loss to San Diego. Cain's decorated 13-year career came ...
Sacramento Bee Sep 30, 2017

‘Class act’ Matt Cain’s final start earns hugs, applause and lots of love on Twitter

Matt Cain – a three-time World Series champion and thrower of a perfect game who spent his entire career with the San Francisco Giants – got plenty of love before, …
San Jose Mercury News Sep 30, 2017
Matt Cain throws five shutout innings in emotional Giants finale

Matt Cain throws five shutout innings in emotional Giants finale

He won't get the victory, and that was the least important part of Matt Cain's final start as a Giant.

Giants’ Matt Cain treating final start like first 330

On the morning of his 331st and final major-league start, Matt Cain sat by his locker, alone. Someone had spliced a montage featuring dozens of his strikeouts over the years. It was playing on every TV screen in the clubhouse but one, which Cain was watching intently. He was watching the Red Sox-Astros game. Nobody would have known by looking at Cain that he was hours from ending a 16-year journey with the Giants, starting with his selection in the 2002 draft. The emotional ride awaiting him on the field at AT&T Park was not evident. In other...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 30, 2017
Padres Preview: 09/30 @ Giants

Padres Preview: 09/30 @ Giants

Jhoulys Chacin toes the rubber and Padres hitters face Matt Cain one last time in game 2 at AT&T Park. The San Diego Padres play their penultimate game of the season today in San Francisco. They suffered a 0-8 loss in their series opener against the Giants last night as Jordan Lyles closed out his season on a low note. Hopefully Jhoulys Chacin will have more success this afternoon and the Padres offense can put up something other than a goose egg in the run column. Chacin is not only making his final start of the season, but he could possibly be making his final appearance as a Friar. He'll...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 30, 2017
Giants 8, Padres 0: Oh god

Giants 8, Padres 0: Oh god

Maybe it is time for the offseason. Look, I get it. It’s a long season. But losing to these Giants? By eight runs? In a shutout? This is so embarrassing the Padres should just forfeit the final two games of the season. Go to the beach and crack open a beer. Who wants to be around for tomorrow’s Matt Cain love-fest anyway? Certainly not Jordan Lyles, who left the game after seven runs and three-plus innings. The offense didn’t even show up today, going 8-for-33 against Chris Stratton, who tossed 6.2 frames to lower his ERA below the 4.00 mark. But give a hand to Carlos Asuaje and Cory...

Giants won’t lose 100! — they beat Padres, Cain is next

Matt Cain will make his last big-league start on Saturday and admitted to being a tad nervy. “You have nerves for the last start as you do for the first one,” he said on the eve of his finale. “You do.” The pressure’s off in one regard. Cain won’t be pitching with a 100-loss season on the line. The Giants walloped the Padres 8-0 Friday night, leaving them with 97 losses and two games to play. Their great escape avoided a repeat of the brutal 1985 season, still the only one in franchise history ending with triple-digit losses....
McCovey Chronicles Sep 29, 2017
Buy this Matt Cain shirt

Buy this Matt Cain shirt

The final start of Matt Cain’s career is on Saturday. Here’s a shirt. Matt Cain’s final career start is on Saturday, and there you are, like a fool, without a Matt Cain shirt. I can help with that. Well, no, actually I can’t help you for this Saturday. But I can help you for all your Matt Cain-shirt-related needs in the future, thanks to our good friends at BreakingT: That’s ol’ Cainer, alright, and he’s in the classic post-perfect game pose that’s burned into our brains. The shirt reads “San Francisco Forever” because that’s how long he pitched for...
McCovey Chronicles Sep 28, 2017
Two of the (many) reasons Matt Cain means so much to Giants fans

Two of the (many) reasons Matt Cain means so much to Giants fans

He came up when the Giants were old, bad, and without a lot of luck developing pitchers. He helped change all of that. Matt Cain was called up in August, 2005. He was just 20 years old and one of the 13 best prospects in the game, sandwiched between Dallas McPherson and Jeff Francoeur. You know what he did with the Giants and his importance to the overall success of the franchise. What I want to remind you of today, though, is the awful burden he carried on the behalf of disappointed fans everywhere. The Giants were old, and they were incapable of developing starting pitchers. Cain was...
San Jose Mercury News Sep 28, 2017
Farewell lap: Matt Cain recalls his most memorable start as a Giant

Farewell lap: Matt Cain recalls his most memorable start as a Giant

There is a reason Matt Cain seldom tipped his cap when walking off the mound, but you can bet he will make an exception when he says goodbye in his final major league start on Saturday.

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