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Giants win again, beat Padres 4-3 in 10 innings

That's nine in a row over San Diego, and 13 of 14 overall for Giants
McCovey Chronicles May 23, 2016

McCovey Chroncast #26 - Four Aces and A Funeral

Madison Bumgarner leads a pack of wild aces (and Jake Peavy) against the Padres and Cubs and the Giants end the week atop the NL West. After a 5-1 week, the Giants have now won 9 out of their last 10 games, including a Sunday Night Baseball game. We talk about the dominant stretch by the top three starters and the sudden -- and welcome -- emergence/return to form of Matt Cain as a viable major league baseball player. Is Matt Cain back? And more importantly, does Matt Cain's potential "he's back-ness" mean that trading for rotation help is no longer a priority? Is there a move the Giants...
McCovey Chronicles May 23, 2016

Jake Peavy is staying in the rotation

If you were hoping for changes, they aren't coming. Yet. I wonder if, buried way, way down in his subconscious, there's a teeny tiny part of Jake Peavy that's slightly annoyed with Matt Cain right now. Whereas the Giants used to have two struggling starting pitchers, throwing one right after the other, absorbing all of the criticism together, now they have one. All eyes on Jake Peavy, struggling Giants pitcher. If you're looking for resolution, well, it's going to be a bit. From Henry Schulman in the Chronicle: "I don’t have a leash on him right now, so I don’t know how long," Bochy...
San Jose Mercury News May 22, 2016

Bumgarner leads Giants with arm, bat

San Francisco ace pitched 72/3 shutout innings and drove in the lone of run of a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs

Giants’ Bochy has no plans to pull struggling Peavy from rotation

Giants’ Bochy has no plans to pull struggling Peavy from rotation Bruce Bochy could not have been clearer had he stood on the AT&T Park roof and yelled it through a bullhorn: The Giants have no plans to remove Jake Peavy from the rotation, and the manager believes Peavy will come around as Matt Cain has. A writer asked Bochy before Sunday's game how long a leash Peavy has. Peavy has had more than a few hiccups, evidenced by an 8.21 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in nine starts. To Bochy's point, Cain had a 7.84 ERA and 1.71 WHIP before a run of three good starts, including Saturday's victory...
McCovey Chronicles May 22, 2016

Matt Cain gets first win in over a year, Giants even series with Cubs

For only the third time in the last nine meetings, the Giants defeat the Cubs. Is Matt Cain back? He had velocity, control of his pitches, and command of the strike zone. Is Matt Cain back? He kept hitters off balance and got swinging strikes. Is Matt Cain back? He induced plenty of weak contact with his breaking pitches and got a Cainesque number of popups and flyouts on the high fastball. Is Matt Cain back? It had been 741 days since his last hit. He hit a 2-RBI double off of Jon Lester. Those RBIs represented his first since last August and his most in a season since 2013. The rest of...
San Jose Mercury News May 21, 2016

Matt Cain is a force on the mound and at the plate as Giants beat Cubs

Pitcher picks up his first win of the season, breaks long hitless streak by doubling in two runs.

Matt Cain ends two long droughts, Giants bullpen hangs on to beat Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO – Over and over again, Matt Cain came up empty. He had his chances. Sometimes he had things working in his favor. But it never seemed to work out.   Win his first big league decision in 16… Continue Reading → The post Matt Cain ends two long droughts, Giants bullpen hangs on to beat Cubs appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants on Lincecum: ‘He may look good in red’

Giants on Lincecum: ‘He may look good in red’ SAN DIEGO - The Giants will be following and rooting for Tim Lincecum from afar. “He may look good in red,” manager Bruce Bochy said, knowing his old ace is close to signing with the Angels. With Lincecum on the verge of a new career path, his old team wished him well. “Everybody on this team will be pulling for him, the staff, myself, the organization,” Bochy said. To have him back competing on the mound, we’re happy for him. Asked if he sees Lincecum making a successful comeback, Matt Cain said, I don’t see why not. Cain...
McCovey Chronicles May 16, 2016

McCovey Chroncast #25 - Winning Streak!

The Giants are on a 5-game winning streak. Is Matt Cain back? Is Joe Panik the real deal? Is there a right way to eat Lucky Charms? Is A.J. Pierzynski the most punchable man in baseball? The Giants avenge getting swept at home by the Diamondbacks in a 4-game series last month by sweeping the Diamondbacks in Arizona this past week, led by a dominant turn through the Giants' 40%-beleaguered rotation. Does Matt Cain's recent success mean he's back? Did Jake Peavy not bursting into flames in either of his past two starts mean he's become slightly less flammable going forward? Are either of...
McCovey Chronicles May 15, 2016

Giants sweep four-game series in Arizona behind Matt Cain

Cain was sharp, Trevor Brown timed his dinger well, and the Giants finally got to Brad Ziegler. We'll have to wait for the stat professionals to tell us if this is a first, but can you remember a Giants team getting swept in a four-game series at home, then going on the road against that same team and sweeping them in four games? I cannot. There's probably a three-game series swap out there, or maybe a three-game series that was preceded or followed by a four-game series, but it's rare enough just to have two different four-game series, period, against the same team, this close to each...
San Jose Mercury News May 15, 2016

Matt Cain is impressive as Giants rally again in the ninth to beat Diamondbacks 2-1

Giants complete a four-game sweep in a game that ends on a controversial replay review

Matt Cain solid as Giants use another ninth-inning rally to finish four-game sweep in Arizona

PHOENIX – It required a pair of ninth-inning rallies over the weekend, and a controversial game-ending replay review on Sunday, but the Giants accomplished something at Chase Field that they hadn’t done since the opening week of the season.  … Continue Reading → The post Matt Cain solid as Giants use another ninth-inning rally to finish four-game sweep in Arizona appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants beat Diamondbacks in ninth, sweep series

Cain showed another sign of rebounding Sunday afternoon when he surrendered a run on seven hits in seven innings, and the Giants rallied in an eventful ninth inning to beat the Diamondbacks 2-1 and complete a four-game sweep. The week in review: three runs, 12 strikeouts, two walks in 15 innings over two starts. Sunday, he opened with two perfect innings (striking out four) and gave up his only run in the fourth when Giants bully Jake Lamb doubled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Paul Goldschmidt’s sacrifice fly. Cain escaped another jam in the eighth when Chris Owings grounded...
McCovey Chronicles May 11, 2016

Matt Cain is MATT CAIN, but the Giants' offense is NONEXISTENT

Matt Cain pitches 8 innings for the first time since 2013. It was vintage Matt Cain, and the Giants' offense decided to get nostalgic, too, and not show up for him, leading to the second shutout at home in four games. The Giants' offense died doing what it loved most: getting our hopes up. Who can forget Joe Panik's 2014 and fast start in 2015? Or Matt Duffy's 2015? Or Hunter Pence's career? Or the Hall of Fame track of Buster Posey? Sure, there's Brandon Belt, dutifully getting on base but rarely crossing home plate, and there's Denard Span's .350 on base percentage, but where's the...

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