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Fantasy Update

Apr 12, 2014
Rotoworld
Matt Cain allowed just one earned run over seven innings but the Giants lost to the Rockies on Saturday.
Sacramento Bee Apr 12, 2014

No raising Cain as Giants lose, 1-0

Matt Cain is used to what happened at AT&T Park on Saturday.
Sacramento Bee Apr 12, 2014
Giants shut out, waste Cain's best outing so far

Giants shut out, waste Cain's best outing so far

A momentary lack of focus turned out to be just enough to wipe out Matt Cain's best outing of the year and keep the former Giants ace winless in three starts. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain throws to the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in San Francisco. Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki (2), Carlos Gonzalez, center, and Brandon Barnes (1) celebrate a 1-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in San Francisco. Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon (19) steals third...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 12, 2014
Matt Cain rocked for one run, Giants unable to recover

Matt Cain rocked for one run, Giants unable to recover

He gets hosed, he gets hosed, he gets hosed. Matt Cain. Don't worry your pretty little heads about it. This counts as a credit for a 11-10 victory at Coors Field, with the Giants scoring six runs on eight straight singles that fall in the vast expanses of the outfield. That's going to be a fun game. Close your eyes and picture it. Smell the thin air. Smell the moist baseballs. Picture the wrinkled imp in the Dinger costume taking off the gigantic foam triceratops head, leaving without anyone acknowledging him or saying goodbye, and going home to eat a sad, sad TV dinner by himself. It's...
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

Matt Cain goes seven strong but takes loss - Matt Cain (S) San Francisco Giants

Matt Cain allowed just one earned run over seven innings but the Giants lost to the Rockies on Saturday.

Rockies beat Giants 1-0

Matt Cain pitched much better Saturday against Colorado than he did in either of his first two outings this season. One thing was the same, though: The Giants lost. San Francisco mustered only three hits off six Colorado pitchers as the Rockies took a 1-0 decision at AT&T Park on Saturday. Cain’s first two starts this season left a lot to be desired. He allowed a combined eight runs (seven earned) on 13 hits in 11 innings. He gave up three homers at Dodger Stadium last Sunday. Cain was much better Saturday. Perhaps it has something to do with the Rockies. He came into the day 17-7 with a...

Matt Cain, Giants take on Rockies

Steve Kroner subbing for Henry Schulman for Game 2 of the Rockies-Giants series in China Basin: Matt Cain makes his third start of the season Saturday. The first two were struggles; he’s 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA and he gave up three homers at Dodger Stadium in a 6-2 loss Sunday. If there’s a team Cain would like to face coming off two tough outings, its’ probably Colorado. He’s 17-7 with a 3.21 ERA lifetime against the Rockies. Since the beginning of the 2010 season, he’s 9-1, 3.09, in 13 starts against Colorado. Giants’ lineup: Pagan, CF; Pence, RF, Sandoval, 3B, Posey, 1B; Morse, LF;...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 9, 2014
The new Matt Cain

The new Matt Cain

Matt Cain panic is the new panic. I think it was on this past week's ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast when it was brought up that Matt Cain is throwing fewer and fewer fastballs than ever before. It's a pretty good point to note, and I thought ESPN did a nice job with presenting that particular data point. Over the past few years, Matt Cain has started to change as a pitcher. More recently, he is throwing less fastballs than ever before. In fact, in 2013, among starting pitchers that threw at least 150 innings, Cain's fastball percentage (48.8 percent) ranked 73rd among a total of 90...
Sacramento Bee Apr 7, 2014
Cain gives up 3 HRs in Giants' loss to Dodgers

Cain gives up 3 HRs in Giants' loss to Dodgers

Matt Cain gave up a career-worst 23 home runs last season. And in his second start of 2014, he had similar problems keeping the ball in the park against the Los Angeles Dodgers. San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence watches his home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Los Angeles. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain wipes his face after Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian...
POSTGAME NOTES: Replay can’t help Giants, and other issues pop up in first loss of season; Affeldt’s “pie-on-face” moment

POSTGAME NOTES: Replay can’t help Giants, and other issues pop up in first loss of season; Affeldt’s “pie-on-face” moment

Matt Cain saw what you saw. “He was out. I had him,” Cain said of the play at the plate. “(A.J. Pollock) went through the top of my glove to go over it.” When home plate umpire Eric Cooper watches… Continue Reading →

SF Giants have terrible first replay experience

Manager Bruce Bochy fell to 0-1 on replay challenges in an episode tonight that shows a downside to the whole process and could not have gone worse for the Giants. They  were leading 4-2 in the fifth when Matt Cain, already at 80 pitches, attemptd a two-out pickoff throw to first base. A.J. Pollock was ruled safe. Twice in the game Bochy had emerged to argue a call but did not challenge, presumably because video reviewer Shawon Dunston advised against it. This time, Bochy asked for replay. It took the umpires in New York 3 minutes to decide that Pollock indeed was safe. Meanwhile, Cain had...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 1, 2014
Projecting Matt Cain's 2014 season

Projecting Matt Cain's 2014 season

Will he rebound after his first poor season? Of course he will. Matt Cain. It's said partly as a greeting between members of the same tribe, partly as an incantation. Matt Cain. A knowing nod, a secret handshake. You were fortunate enough to choose a team that chose Matt Cain. Or perhaps you were fortunate enough to have that team choose you. You chose, or were chosen, wisely. He isn't even 30, you know. He's the same age as Brandon Morrow, and people are still waiting for that guy to have a breakout season. Yet this is the 10th season we've had the opportunity to cheer Cain on. The 10th...

Matt Cain rebounds in SF Giants’ minor-league game

Matt Cain’s last Cactus League start was a doozy. The A’s scored seven runs in 2 2/3 innings a week ago. Pitching coach Dave Righetti said Cain looked a lot better today in a six-inning start against the Angels’ Triple-A team in Tempe. He allowed three runs on three hits, walked one and struck out four against a lineup that included major-leaguers Yorvit Torrealba, Brennan Boesch and Ian Stewart. The runs scored on a two-run J.B. Shuck homer and a solo by Boesch. The ball had more life and downward movement than it did against the A’s, Righetti said, and Cain liked the results....
Sacramento Bee Mar 16, 2014

Tough day for Giants' Cain

Starting pitchers are generally going to take at least one ugly beating in spring training, but no one saw a train wreck coming for the Giants' Matt Cain on Saturday.

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