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McCovey Chronicles May 1, 2015

Are you still bitter about the 2002 World Series?

Rank your pain on a scale of one-to-10. This subject is still a little raw. Apologies if it catches you at the wrong time, but, well, it's not my fault. The Angels are coming to town, you see. If you will recall, the Angels have won five of their last six games against the Giants, with the only win coming when Matt Cain threw 112 metaphors against Jerome Williams in 2012. More than that, the Angels have won seven out of the last eight games against the Giants if you include the postseason. You know. If you include that postseason. Since then, though, do know what's happened? The Angels...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 28, 2015

Matt Cain throwing a baseball

That's it. That's the video. It's still calming. The headline is not inaccurate. Here is Matt Cain throwing a baseball. Your browser does not support iframes. And we're told that's Ron Wotus in the background doing superhero poses. Good for both of them!

In Wednesday win, Giants reveal secrets to their success

Former Marlin Casey McGehee should fit in well with the Giants. Eliot J. Schechter / If there was a game that exemplified the Giants style of winning over the last five mostly glorious seasons, it was Wednesday night’s 5-2 victory in Arizona. The Giants entered the game with a hampered team – no Matt Cain (arm), no Hunter Pence (broken arm), no Brandon Belt (groin). And yet replacement starter Chris Heston pitches a gem, and a patchwork offense ekes out five runs? The Giants did it by developing young, homegrown pitching and with a line-up that relied on communication and adjustment to...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 7, 2015

San Francisco Giants put Matt Cain on 15-day disabled list

Chris Heston is recalled from Triple-A to pitch Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
McCovey Chronicles Apr 7, 2015

Matt Cain placed on DL, Chris Heston to start Wednesday

Remember when the Giants had seven starting pitchers? Good times, good times. In 2012, seven pitchers started a game for the Giants, including Yusmeiro Petit for one start and Eric Hacker for another one. In 2015, the odds are at least decent that the Giants will have seven starters by the end of April. Matt Cain is officially on the DL for his flexor strain, retroactive to April 3, and Chris Heston was recalled to take his spot in the rotation, starting against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Heston has a World Series ring, don't forget, appearing in almost as many Giants games last season...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 7, 2015

Matt Cain doesn't need Tommy John surgery

The MRI came back mostly clean, and Cain will miss about two weeks, according to Bruce Bochy. Matt Cain will not make his first scheduled start of 2015 because of arm issues, but the news could have been worse. It's not a torn ligament but a flexor tendon strain. The prescription is some DL time and rest. Dr. James Andrews can stay in his blackened castle built atop piles of decaying ligaments. For now. With Jake Peavy missing a start, the Giants can either bring Yusmeiro Petit into the rotation or call up a starter to make a start or two. Possibilities from the 40-man roster include Chris...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 6, 2015

Giants' Cain gets MRI on ailing elbow

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain went for an MRI on Monday to discover the cause of tightness in his right forearm, a condition that can indicate a need for Tommy John surgery.
McCovey Chronicles Apr 6, 2015

Matt Cain has forearm tightness, sent for MRI

You don't want to know what forearm tightness usually means. And then, shortly before the first pitch of the 2015 regular season, the Giants learned they might have a normal five-man rotation, after all. Matt Cain was sent for an MRI on Monday after complaining of forearm tightness. The forearm bone is connected to the arm-ligament bone, and forearm tightness is usually the symptom pitchers complain about before Tommy John Surgery. That's not always what it means. Just ... well, I'll hold you if you hold me. The dream was to get full-strength Matt Cain back, which would mean the Giants...

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