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Matt Cain
5.64 4-8 72
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 230 NFBC ADP: 662.36
Position: SPBorn: 10/1/1984 Birthplace: Dothan, Alabama
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Giants (2002)

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Aug. 18 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET20:28 ET0:28 GMT8:28 5:28 PM MST7:28 PM EST7:58 PM VEN4:28 UAE (+1)7:28 PM CT-Cain was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a lower back strain. The move comes one day after he allowed six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Cain has struggled most of the season at the back end of San Francisco's rotation. He is 4-8 with a 5.81 ERA in 17 starts. The three-time All-Star has already missed 43 games this season during two previous stints on the disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.
Aug. 18 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Cain had allowed one hit and faced one batter over the minimum with a 4-0 lead through four innings Wednesday, but he was pulled in the fifth after allowing six runs in an eventual 6-5 defeat.
Analysis: Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn't announce whether he'll use Monday's day off to skip Cain's spot in the rotation for next week's series against the Dodgers, but Cain is aware of the possibility. ''It would be hard for me,'' said Cain, tagged for 11 runs in 8 2/3 innings in his last two starts. "Those are big games in LA and they are the games you look forward to and compete in."
Aug. 13 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Cain had his three-start win streak snapped when he allowed five runs and a season-high 11 hits in four-plus innings in Friday's loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: Cain had been pitching very well prior to Friday's rough outing, tossing 10 scoreless innings over his previous two starts. The veteran remains a hit-or-miss option in all fantasy formats.
Aug. 1 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Cain pitched five hitless innings with four walks and hit a batter Sunday for his 100th career win as the Giants beat the Nationals 3-1.
Analysis: It's been a rough season for Cain, who has been on the disabled list twice with hamstring injuries while going 3-6 with a 5.53 ERA in 14 starts.
June 14 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET22:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST9:45 PM VEN6:15 UAE (+1)9:15 PM CT-Cain's return from the disabled list Wednesday was an unsuccessful one as he gave up five runs and six hits, including three homers, in just 2 1/3 innings at Boston.
Analysis: Cain, who fell to 1-6 with a 5.88 ERA in 12 starts, was coming off his second DL stint for a right hamstring strain. Despite the ugly numbers Wednesday, Cain said, ''It felt like it was coming out (of my hand) fine, just had some errant ones. I had a lot of positives."
May 27 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET22:24 ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST9:54 PM VEN6:24 UAE (+1)9:24 PM CT-Cain had a rough return from the disabled list Monday, giving up three runs, five hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Cain left his outing May 27 at Colorado after 1 2/3 innings and 26 pitches. The oft-injured right-hander struggled early in the season but had been pitching well before landing on the DL, posting a 1.59 ERA over his previous four starts.
May 22 3:49 PM PT4:49 PM MT5:49 PM CT6:49 PM ET18:49 ET22:49 GMT6:49 3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST6:19 PM VEN2:49 UAE (+1)5:49 PM CT-Cain ended his 10-month winless drought by holding the Cubs to one run over six innings Sunday.
Analysis: Cain was due for a breakthrough after allowing three runs in 15 innings over his previous two outings. The former All-Star had gone 0-8 in 15 starts since recording his last victory at San Diego on July 22.
May 16 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-Cain allowed a season-low one run in seven innings Sunday but his winless drought continued. The Giants didn't score their go-ahead run in a 2-1 victory in Arizona until the ninth.
Analysis: Cain (0-5, 5.87 ERA) has allowed three runs over 15 innings in his past two starts after posting a 7.84 ERA in his first six.
May 6 12:51 PM PT1:51 PM MT2:51 PM CT3:51 PM ET15:51 ET19:51 GMT3:51 12:51 PM MST2:51 PM EST3:21 PM VEN23:51 UAE2:51 PM CT-Cain lost Thursday and fell to 0-4 as his ineptitude continued.
Analysis: Cain was blasted for eight runs in four-plus innings. He was awful.
May 1 4:11 PM PT5:11 PM MT6:11 PM CT7:11 PM ET19:11 ET23:11 GMT7:11 4:11 PM MST6:11 PM EST6:41 PM VEN3:11 UAE (+1)6:11 PM CT-Cain's woes continued in a 6-5 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday.
Analysis: Cain gave up six runs in six innings while falling to 0-3 with a 7.00 ERA in five starts.
Apr. 25 12:26 PM PT1:26 PM MT2:26 PM CT3:26 PM ET15:26 ET19:26 GMT3:26 12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST2:56 PM VEN23:26 UAE2:26 PM CT-Cain remained winless with no decision Sunday.
Analysis: Cain allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and two walks. "It was encouraging," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He battled well. That should do a lot for him."
Apr. 20 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Cain struggled again in Tuesday's loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Cain went 4 2-3 innings for the second straight start, giving up a combined nine runs in those outings.
Feb. 25 11:06 AM PT12:06 PM MT1:06 PM CT2:06 PM ET14:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE1:06 PM CT-Cain underwent a procedure Thursday in San Francisco to have a cyst removed from his upper right arm.
Analysis: The Giants said they expect Cain to resume throwing in approximately 10 days, but the news raises another red flag in regards to the right-hander's health. Various arm issues have limited Cain to just 151 innings over the past two seasons.

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