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Giants fall to Brewers, 5-2, snap winning streak

It was a flat, dull affair, and Wily Peralta pitched circle-changes around Matt Cain. Back in 2012, the Giants were swept by the Dodgers at home just before the trade deadline. The Giants allow the Dodgers to sweep them at home in every even year -- a simple requirement of the blood magick -- but we didn't know that yet. And there was something unsettling about losing a series like that just before the deadline. Naturally, everyone here was as calm as can be, and there were thoughts: But I think there's a chance -- a chance -- that this sweep burrows deep into the brains of important...

Jake Peavy, Matt Cain critical to Giants’ stretch drive

Jake Peavy, Matt Cain critical to Giants’ stretch drive Had Jake Peavy and Matt Cain returned from their injuries in April or May, they might get more slack. In other words, Hey, they just had their spring training. “All of these starts are critical,” manager Bruce Bochy said after Cain pitched six solid innings in Wednesday's 7-1 victory at San Diego. Cain has been hit and miss in his four starts, allowing five runs, zero, four and one, respectively. Peavy, who starts Friday night’s series opener against the A’s at AT&T Park, has been better. After Cain struggled with his...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 22, 2015

Giants take series from Padres behind Matt Cain, more dingers

Buster Posey and at least a couple Brandons helped, of course. There isn't a baseball-satisfaction index, but there should be. Maybe that's something for an offseason project. It would be a list of satisfying ways to experience a win, ranked in order of satisfaction. Walk-off grand slam on the far right, pyrrhic win with a devastating injury on the left. Somewhere on the right, way over, would be Wednesday's game against the Padres. There are a lot of obvious reasons. Dingers Padres Series win The score A reverse-Caining Padres I'd also like to think that Dale Thayer spit his gum out in...

Giants go way back on to Padres bullpen, make a winner of Matt Cain to end successful road trip

Running game story ... SAN DIEGO – The Padres wore 1980s uniforms and cleverly doctored scoreboard mug shots to match the era. It’s all part of the fun here on Way Back Wednesdays. The Brandons took the promotion literally. Brandon… Continue Reading → The post Giants go way back on to Padres bullpen, make a winner of Matt Cain to end successful road trip appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants Splash: Which Matt Cain appears as play resumes? Plus lineups

Giants Splash: Which Matt Cain appears as play resumes? The Brandon Belt fanatics can stand down. Manager Bruce Bochy is not benching him against a lefty to start the second half. Belt will play against Robbie Ray, who threw 7 2/3 innings and did not allow an earned run at Texas in his final start before the break. Matt Cain goes for the Giants in a sort of tiebreaker start. Folks looking for any kind of sign of who Cain will be after a year away got mixed messages over his first two starts. The rotation is on a bit of a roll, allowing eight earned runs over 38 1/3 innings. The...

Cain to start second half vs. Diamondbacks

PHOENIX – The Giants’ original rotation this season had Jake Peavy second and Tim Hudson fourth. Manager Bruce Bochy and pitching coach Dave Righetti wanted to separate the pair because they pitch so much alike and wanted someone with a different style (Matt Cain) in-between. The second-half rotation, which manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday night as the Giants worked out in 100-degree heat at Chase Field, again has Peavy second and Hudson fourth, but this someone really different will pitch between them: Madison Bumgarner. Matt Cain will pitch the series opener against the...

Matt Cain, Hunter Pence help Giants end skid at 7

Elbow surgery last year followed by a flexor tendon strain this year caused Cain to miss the first three months of this season. In his debut at Miami on Thursday, the 30-year-old right-hander gave up five runs on seven hits in five innings and took the loss in a 5-4 decision. Cain allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked two, quite an improvement from Thursday when he walked four and struck out two. Pitcher Bartolo Colon (at age 42 and in his 18th big-league season, a natural for a throwback game) followed by lining out to Pence in right. Two singles and an error by Murphy loaded the...
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Game Chatter: Bartolo Colon vs Matt Cain (7/7/15)

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Giants need better days from Matt Cain

The Giants welcomed him back, the timing was good and he had some nice moments — but expecting the vintage Cain might not be feasible as he launches the latest stage of his career. If he strings together a series of good outings, and Jake Peavy has something left, the Giants might not need to focus on their rotation as the trade deadline approaches. Jose Fernandez, the Marlins’ pitcher who looked stunningly familiar in his long-awaited return from Tommy John surgery, had no problem yanking a Cain fastball out of the park. Justin Bour got one exactly where he wanted it later in the...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 2, 2015

Matt Cain takes loss in long-awaited season debut

Giants right-hander Matt Cain has so-so outing in his first start of the season as San Francisco is swept by lowly Miami Marlins.

Matt Cain gored by Justin Bour as Giants get swept in Miami

Running game story... MIAMI – No, Justin Bour’s given first name is not Giancarlo. The Giants might be tempted to call him a few other names, though. The Miami Marlins’ slugging first baseman devoured Giants pitching in this three-game series,… Continue Reading → The post Matt Cain gored by Justin Bour as Giants get swept in Miami appeared first on Giants Extra.

Homers doom Giants, Matt Cain in comeback start

Fernandez held the Giants to three runs in six innings and opened a four-run fifth with a home run off Cain. Later in the inning, Justin Bour, the rookie first baseman filling in for injured Michael Morse, hit a three-run homer off Cain to continue his Giancarlo Stantonization of of the Giants. Fernandez, whose fastball settled at 94 mph after he hit 99 in the first inning, looked more like the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year as the game progressed and struck out six without a walk. After the Marlins fans cheered Fernandez's first pitch wildly, Blanco redirected a 96-mph fastball...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 30, 2015

Matt Cain makes 2015 debut Thursday; Lincecum headed to DL

San Francisco Giants righty Matt Cain will make his first start of the season Thursday against Marlins righty Jose Fernandez.

Giants notes: Matt Cain and Jake Peavy set to return, Bochy's hope for Casey McGehee, Hunter Pence starts swinging, a big key for Heston, etc.

MIAMI – The Giants reconfigured their bench prior to Tuesday’s game when they waved goodbye to Casey McGehee and brought up Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento. Now the rotation is about to get an overhaul. Giants manager Bruce Bochy finally… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Matt Cain and Jake Peavy set to return, Bochy's hope for Casey McGehee, Hunter Pence starts swinging, a big key for Heston, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

At long last, Cain and Peavy set for return

MIAMI — Jake Peavy and Matt Cain were supposed to be the Giants’ second and third starters in 2015, and Peavy was deadly honest Sunday when he said he knows the faithful do not view the two that way. Cain is expected pitch for the first time in 51 weeks Thursday in the finale of a three-game series against the Marlins. Cain is more than ready to throw a big-league pitch after last year’s surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow and this year’s strained flexor tendon. Even though the Giants have built a 42-35 record without their second and third starters, leaving them a...

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