7:32 PM EDT, Sat August 29, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle 21 hours ago

Cain on DL; Heston to start Sunday

Cain on DL; Heston to start Sunday If called, Matt Cain said, he’d make himself available as a reliever in September. “Whatever we’ve got to do to get in the postseason, I’m up for it,” Cain said. Cain was placed on the disabled list Friday with elbow nerve irritation, clearing the way for Chris Heston to start Sunday. Heston was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. Cain said he felt the irritation in his last start, an 8-5 loss to the Cubs in which he surrendered six runs on eight hits. “The MRI looks good, nothing out of the ordinary,” Cain said. Heston didn’t appear in...
San Jose Mercury News 22 hours ago

Giants place Matt Cain on disabled list

Chris Heston to make start Sunday in place of Cain, who gets injection in pitching elbow

Giants notes: Matt Cain placed on disabled list, Chris Heston returns, Brandon Crawford not likely to start all weekend, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Chris Heston will start in place of Matt Cain on Sunday, Brandon Crawford isn’t likely to play all weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals and Angel Pagan won’t be activated until rosters expand on Tuesday. No, rosters… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Matt Cain placed on disabled list, Chris Heston returns, Brandon Crawford not likely to start all weekend, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Matt Cain goes to DL, Chris Heston starts Sunday

Matt Cain was placed on the disabled list with right elbow nerve irritation Friday, clearing the way for rookie Chris Heston to start Sunday against the Cardinals. “I felt it in my last start, and it kind of lingered the next day,” said Cain, who had an MRI, which showed the irritation, and cortisone shot. Cain said he also felt the irritation sensation during his rehab assignment but didn’t consider it major. “I don’t know if it affected anything” in terms of results, Cain said. Cain said he expects to miss no more than 15 days and, if necessary, would make himself available...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 28, 2015

Chris Heston starting Sunday in place of Matt Cain

Welcome back, Chris Heston! And let us just forget about Matt Cain's last two seasons and look forward to the next one. After Matt Cain's miserable month, it was going to be hard to keep him in the rotation once rosters expanded and Chris Heston rejoined the team. Turns out the Giants weren't even willing to wait that long. According to Alex Pavlovic, Heston is going to start for Cain this Sunday. Waiting for rosters to expand would have given Cain an extra start, which is apparently something the Giants weren't willing to do. Oh, Matt Cain. You will be the very best story of the next even...

Giants notes: The latest on Brandon Crawford's oblique injury, Tim Hudson could start in Matt Cain's place, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Here’s some better news for the Giants: All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford isn’t feeling any worse. Crawford isn’t in the lineup Wednesday because of tightness in his left oblique, which forced him to leave Tuesday night’s game after… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: The latest on Brandon Crawford's oblique injury, Tim Hudson could start in Matt Cain's place, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Extra Baggs: It's NL West or bust for banged-up Giants now, assessing Matt Cain's future in September and beyond, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Two roads diverged in a wood, and … well … forget about the one on the left. There’s a tree blocking the way. The bridge is out. And a truck. The truck turned over. It was a… Continue Reading → The post Extra Baggs: It's NL West or bust for banged-up Giants now, assessing Matt Cain's future in September and beyond, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Cubs clobber Matt Cain as Giants fade from wild card race

Running game story ... SAN FRANCISCO – Well, that was fast. The Giants walked into Wrigley Field on Aug. 6 holding a half-game lead over the Chicago Cubs for the final NL wild card spot. Twenty days later, that path… Continue Reading → The post Cubs clobber Matt Cain as Giants fade from wild card race appeared first on Giants Extra.

Cubs can put Giants out of the wild-card business

Some pregame thoughts on the Giants and Cubs, who open a three-game series at AT&T Park tonight: If the Giants were to sweep this series - getting a win tonight from Matt Cain would be a nice opening statement - they’re right back in this race. Recent columns suggest the national media is very much aware of Matt Duffy’s Rookie of the Year candidacy, and some have placed him right at the top. At .262, he’s not likely to match Duffy’s batting average, but he has 20 homers on the season and stands right at the heart of the Cubs’ compelling saga. Soler strained an oblique over the...
The Cub Reporter Aug 25, 2015

Cubs @ Giants: Arrieta vs. Cain (Game 124 Thread)

CHC (72-51): RHP Jake Arrieta (15-6, 2.30) SF (66-58): RHP Matt Cain (2-3, 5.66) First pitch: 9:15pmCT Arrieta won his fourth straight game on Thursday (6 IP, 0 ER) against the Braves, making him 4-0 with a 0.66 ERA in August, including his win against the Giants (7.2 IP, 0 ER). Improving on his July (4-1, 1.90) would seem to be a tall task, but he’s on pace to do it. Arrieta is actually better on the road (9-1, 2.07) than at Wrigley, which might come in handy, say, on October 7th. The Giants are 11-55 (.200) against him. Duffy is 2-5. Posey is 0-6. Cain, making his tenth start of the...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 20, 2015

I do not want to write a "What's wrong with Matt Cain" article

I like Matt Cain and I'm not ashamed to admit it Matt Cain had a decent start yesterday. He looked bad early, but eventually figured it out, and gave the team six good innings. Six innings, six hits, one run, six strikeouts, one walk. So that's it then. He's fixed! He's good now! He's Matt Cain again! Problems solved. Now, my track record on Cain this year isn't great; I basically declared he was fine after one good start against the A's in July, which you probably don't remember and I shouldn't have reminded you about that. That didn't happen. It was JT Jordan. I wasn't even in town that...
Viva El Birdos Aug 19, 2015

Molina and Piscotty home runs are enough to defeat the Giants

The bullpen holds true and solo shots by Molina and Piscotty distance the Cards to a win over San Fran in St. Lou. Jaime Garcia vs Matt Cain tonight. Jaime rolled into today's game on a great season at 1.57 ERA while inducing a ground ball every 2 out of 3 hits. Cain meanwhile has had a terrible season at 4.68 SIERA and a 36.8% hard hit ball against, by far the highest in his career, even including last year and other off years for him. To start out, Juan Perez robbed Stephen Piscotty and the Cardinals of some sort of extra base hit, looked like it would've possibly been a home run to me....

Cain keeps Giants in it, but Cardinals win on late homer

ST. LOUIS — The Giants’ starting pitchers are playing musical chairs, and Matt Cain may have just found himself a seat. Cain, fighting to maintain his spot in the starting rotation, steadied from a shaky start Wednesday night and had his best outing in over a month, making a strong bid to stay in the starter mix. All three were tight, tense games, played out under intermittent rain, lightning, a rainbow and a whiff of tear gas Wednesday, and in a playoff atmosphere. The mighty Cardinals are fighting a rash of injuries, and the plucky Giants are fighting for survival into the...

Giants’ pitching matchups, Aug. 18-20

On deck Tuesday at Cardinals 5:15 p.m. CSNBA Leake (9-6) vs. Lynn (9-7) Wednesday at Cardinals 4:15 p.m. CSNBA Cain (2-3) vs. Garcia (5-4) Thursday at Pirates 4:05 p.m. CSNBA Peavy (3-5) vs. ...

Giants notes: Who goes for Mike Leake, and is Matt Cain's rotation spot safe? Plus Tim Hudson on facing the Beer Batter, an Utley update, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants must decide on a pitcher to subtract on Tuesday, when they activate Mike Leake off the disabled list to start at St. Louis. The Giants also must decide whether to keep Matt Cain in the… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Who goes for Mike Leake, and is Matt Cain's rotation spot safe? Plus Tim Hudson on facing the Beer Batter, an Utley update, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

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