4:17 PM EDT, Mon July 06, 2015

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...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 23, 2015

Cain, Peavy could return to Giants' rotation next week

San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Matt Cain and Jake Peavy each will make one more rehab start before returning to the Giants; Machi activated Tuesday

Peavy, Cain set to return in slots now held by the two Tims

Nothing is set in stone, but the timetable for Jake Peavy and Matt Cain to rejoin the rotation makes it appear that they will replace Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum. Manager Bruce Bochy would “If somebody misses a start and goes to the bullpen, sometimes that’s a good thing. It gives them a break.”not say that, but announced Tuesday that Peavy and Cain each will make one more rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento. The plan has one of them returning to the rotation July 2 at Miami, the other July 3 in Washington. Bochy said he has not decided the order. Currently, Hudson is slotted for...
McCovey Chronicles Jun 18, 2015

Who will be removed from the rotation for Jake Peavy and Matt Cain?

The Giants are in a roster pickle. He's a ranking of the pitchers most likely to stay in the rotation. We've been waiting for this decision for a while, but I always figured something else would go wrong first. The Giants are about to get all of their starting pitchers back, and it's a gonna lead to a roster mess. A fascinating, unavoidable roster mess. First, the update on Matt Cain: Matt Cain's fastball was 90-94 for Sacramento last night and mostly sat around 92 mph. Cain was pleased with his stuff and said he just needs to work on getting his pitch count up. And now Jake...

Giants notes: Bochy contemplates how to create rotation room for Peavy and Cain, Scutaro re-signs as a procedural move, Giants scramble off team bus to watch Warriors clinch, etc.

SEATTLE – For 2 ½ months, the Giants have monitored Jake Peavy and Matt Cain as they sought treatment for their injuries and worked to rebuild arm strength. All that time, there wasn’t any reason to contemplate how they might… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Bochy contemplates how to create rotation room for Peavy and Cain, Scutaro re-signs as a procedural move, Giants scramble off team bus to watch Warriors clinch, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jun 13, 2015

SF Giants Minor Lines, 6/12

Come for the Beede ... stay for the Cole! Everybody get ready to head to Sacramento Monday night Sacramento @RiverCats confirm Matt Cain will make rehab start at Raley Field Monday vs Fresno Grizzlies.— Bryan May (@BMayNews10) June 12, 2015 MATT CAIN! Matt Cain with the media after his start with the Flying Squirrels. pic.twitter.com/LJGTxUL8A7— Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) June 10, 2015 he comes bearing gifts A gift from Matt Cains Richmond trip for Bochy: pic.twitter.com/9mp1wmV8t0— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) June 11, 2015 HIGHLIGHTS: Hector Sanchez reached base 4 times...
McCovey Chronicles Jun 12, 2015

SF Giants Minor Lines, 6/11

If you like runs... we got 'em! Wins? ..... eh not as much. Oh man, I totally fell down on the job the other day! There was Matt Cain video footage and I missed it completely! Matt Cain warming up in the pen. pic.twitter.com/2oS6CcbmRf— Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) June 9, 2015 Before we start I'll repeat something from down in the comments yesterday.  BA dropped a 2.5 hour podcast covering all 30 team's drafts in detail. Well worth your time if you're a draftnik: Draft podcast with @jjcoop36 and @tedcahill and its so massive, we provide you a table for when your team is up....

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