MLB Baseball
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions
#18
Matt Cain
ERA W-L K
5.54 3-7 47
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
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.

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.