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Matt Cain
ERA W-L K
5.45 3-9 59
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 230 NFBC ADP: 665.43
Position: SPBorn: 10/1/1984 Birthplace: Dothan, Alabama
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Giants (2002)


Latest News
July 20 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET14:44 ET18:44 GMT2:44 11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE1:44 PM CT-Matt Cain allowed three runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Wednesday. Cain struck out five, ending the game with a 5.49 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain's winless stretch reached 11 games, though he did manage to notch a quality start for the second time in his last three.
July 10 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET10:33 ET14:33 GMT22:33 7:33 AM MST9:33 AM EST10:03 AM VEN18:33 UAE9:33 AM CT-Matt Cain walked two and didn't allow a hit in 0.1 scoreless innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Miami Marlins 10-8 on Sunday. Cain did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.56 ERA and 1.70 WHIP on the season.
July 4 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-8, allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday. Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 5.58 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain fell to 0-6 with an 8.14 ERA and a 1.99 WHIP away from AT&T Park.
June 28 12:07 AM PT1:07 AM MT2:07 AM CT3:07 AM ET3:07 ET7:07 GMT15:07 12:07 AM MST2:07 AM EST2:37 AM VEN11:07 UAE2:07 AM CT-Cain allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 5.46 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
June 23 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-7, allowing seven runs on 10 hits in 4.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 12-11 on Thursday. Cain struck out one, ending the game with a 5.54 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain fell to 0-5 with an 8.31 ERA in eight road starts this season and makes his next start at home Tuesday against the Rockies. He actually pitched OK at Coors Field on June 17, working around nine hits and two walks to yield two runs - one earned - over five innings.
June 18 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-6, allowing two runs - one earned - on nine hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Saturday. Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 4.99 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain doesn't look like he has much left. He's 0-5 with a 6.25 ERA over his last six starts and has only struck out 14 in 31 2/3 innings.
June 12 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Matt Cain allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in 4.1 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Minnesota Twins 13-8 on Sunday. Cain struck out one, ending the game with a 5.22 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain has allowed seven hits and two walks to the first man he has faced in his 13 starts, a league-high .636 batting average.
June 6 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-5, allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Tuesday. Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 4.87 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain dropped his fourth straight start behind a 6.45 ERA and fell to 0-3 with an 8.40 ERA in six on the road this season.
June 1 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-4, allowing three runs - two earned - on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday. Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 4.37 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: While counterpart Max Scherzer threw a four-hitter, Cain took the loss despite allowing two or fewer earned runs for the sixth time in as many home starts this season.
May 27 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET12:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE11:07 AM CT-Cain fell to 3-3, allowing two runs - one earned - on seven hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Friday.
Analysis: Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 4.45 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
May 21 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-2, allowing seven runs on nine hits and three walks in 5.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 on Sunday. Cain struck out one, ending the game with a 4.91 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain is 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA at home this season, but 0-2 with an 8.28 mark on the road. His next start is at home, Friday against the Braves.
May 16 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-Matt Cain improved to 3-1, allowing one run on five hits and three walks in 6.2 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Monday. Cain struck out five, ending the game with a 4.04 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain allowed an RBI double to Yasmani Grandal in the third inning and nothing else in 6 2/3 innings of work. He has allowed one run in 12 2/3 innings against Los Angeles this season.
May 10 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET23:31 GMT7:31 4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST7:01 PM VEN3:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-Matt Cain allowed three runs - two earned - on four hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the New York Mets 6-5 on Wednesday. Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 4.54 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain failed to pitch past the fifth inning for the third straight start, a span in which he has a dreadful 2.10 WHIP.
May 6 9:31 PM PT10:31 PM MT11:31 PM CT12:31 AM ET0:31 ET4:31 GMT12:31 9:31 PM MST11:31 PM EST12:01 AM VEN8:31 UAE11:31 PM CT-Matt Cain fell to 2-1, allowing nine runs on 10 hits and six walks in 3.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Cincinnati Reds 13-3 on Friday. Cain struck out two, ending the game with a 4.70 ERA and 1.57 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain endured his roughest outing in more than four years, giving up nine earned runs for the third time in his career and first since April 7, 2013, against the Cardinals. He had surrendered just three runs in his previous four starts, spanning 23 innings.
Apr. 30 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Matt Cain allowed one run on six hits in 5.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the San Diego Padres 12-4 on Saturday. Cain struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.30 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain left the game with a 3-1 lead but wound up with a no-decision when the Padres scored six runs off the San Francisco bullpen in the sixth. The oft-injured veteran continues to show a resurgence, as he's 2-0 with a sparkling 1.17 ERA over his last four starts.
Apr. 25 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET12:52 ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST12:22 PM VEN20:52 UAE11:52 AM CT-Cain gave up just two hits in six scoreless innings Monday to beat the Dodgers, but he had to leave with a strained hamstring and took a liner off his right foot.
Analysis: Cain pulled himself from the game, fearing a balky hamstring that had lingered in 2016 had started acting up again. However, after the game, Cain reported his hamstring was already feeling better, and X-rays on his foot were negative. The veteran right-hander has surrendered a total of two runs in his last three starts - a span of 18 innings.
Apr. 13 7:12 AM PT8:12 AM MT9:12 AM CT10:12 AM ET10:12 ET14:12 GMT22:12 7:12 AM MST9:12 AM EST9:42 AM VEN18:12 UAE9:12 AM CT-Cain allowed one run over five-plus innings in his first victory since last August, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Wednesday night for their first series win of the season.
Analysis: Cain had not won in April since 2012 - a span of 19 starts - before beating the Diamondbacks for the 15th time in his career. Cain (1-0) overcame a shaky start after allowing a run in the first inning and retired 10 of 11 during one stretch. The right-hander struck out six and walked three before leaving after giving up a leadoff double and a walk to open the sixth.
Apr. 8 12:53 PM PT1:53 PM MT2:53 PM CT3:53 PM ET15:53 ET19:53 GMT3:53 12:53 PM MST2:53 PM EST3:23 PM VEN23:53 UAE2:53 PM CT-Cain lasted only 4 1/3 innings in his season debut while not receiving a decision in the Giants' loss at San Diego. The injury-plagued right-hander allowed two homers and four runs and walked three prior to departing.
Analysis: Cain has posted lousy ERAs of 5.64 and 5.79 in the past two seasons, and Friday's effort doesn't inspire confidence that the 32-year-old is primed for a bounce-back in 2017.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2005 SF 2 1 0 - 0 7 7 1 46.1 24 12 12 4 19 1 30 0.93 2.33
2006 SF 13 12 0 - 0 32 31 1 190.2 157 93 88 18 87 1 179 1.28 4.15
2007 SF 7 16 0 - 0 32 32 1 200.0 173 84 81 14 79 3 163 1.26 3.65
2008 SF 8 14 0 - 0 34 34 1 217.2 206 95 91 19 91 9 186 1.36 3.76
2009 SF 14 8 0 - 0 33 33 4 217.2 184 73 70 22 73 6 171 1.18 2.89
2010 SF 13 11 0 - 0 33 33 4 223.1 181 84 78 22 61 4 177 1.08 3.14
2011 SF 12 11 0 - 0 33 33 1 221.2 177 82 71 9 63 5 179 1.08 2.88
2012 SF 16 5 0 - 0 32 32 2 219.1 177 73 68 21 51 1 193 1.04 2.79
2013 SF 8 10 0 - 0 30 30 0 184.1 158 85 82 23 55 3 158 1.16 4.00
2014 SF 2 7 0 - 0 15 15 0 90.1 81 47 42 13 32 2 70 1.25 4.18
2015 SF 2 4 0 - 0 13 11 0 60.2 71 39 39 12 20 0 41 1.50 5.79
2016 SF 4 8 0 - 0 21 17 0 89.1 103 58 56 16 32 1 72 1.51 5.64
2017 SF 3 9 0 - 0 20 19 0 100.2 127 68 61 15 41 5 59 1.67 5.45
Career 104 116 0 - 0 335 327 15 2062.0 1819 893 839 208 704 41 1678 1.22 3.66

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2005 SF 7 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .067 .067 .133
2006 SF 32 57 1 8 2 0 0 1 1 28 0 0 .140 .155 .175
2007 SF 32 57 3 4 0 0 2 4 2 32 0 0 .070 .102 .175
2008 SF 34 62 3 7 1 0 2 3 4 34 0 0 .113 .167 .226
2009 SF 33 60 2 9 2 1 0 3 4 31 0 0 .150 .203 .217
2010 SF 35 66 3 7 1 0 0 1 1 33 0 0 .106 .119 .121
2011 SF 35 66 5 9 1 0 1 6 3 30 0 0 .136 .171 .197
2012 SF 35 74 6 13 2 0 1 6 2 33 0 0 .176 .197 .243
2013 SF 30 52 0 5 0 0 0 2 2 22 0 0 .096 .130 .096
2014 SF 15 27 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 13 0 0 .148 .233 .148
2015 SF 13 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 SF 21 27 1 2 1 0 1 5 0 17 0 0 .074 .074 .222
2017 SF 20 27 1 5 2 0 0 2 0 16 0 0 .185 .185 .259
Career 342 606 27 74 13 1 7 34 21 304 0 0 .122 .152 .182

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2010 SF Total 2 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 21.1 13 1 0 0 7 1 13 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 7 1 0 0 2 0 6 0.00
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0.00
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.2 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 0.00
2012 SF Total 2 2 0 - 0 5 5 0 30.0 27 12 12 6 7 1 20 3.52
    LDS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 10.2 11 6 6 3 3 0 9 5.06
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.1 11 3 3 1 2 1 6 2.19
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 5 3 3 2 2 0 5 3.86
Career 4 2 0 - 0 8 8 0 51.1 40 13 12 6 14 2 33 2.10

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 SF Total 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .286 .286 .286
    LDS 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2012 SF Total 5 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .222 .222 .222
    LDS 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .400 .400 .400
Career 8 16 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 9 0 0 .250 .250 .250


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 939 92 85 89.2 56.63
Curveball 363 79 70 74 21.89
Slider 154 87 76 82.4 9.29
Changeup 202 86 80 83 12.18

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