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#18
Matt Cain
ERA W-L K
5.88 1-6 42
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 230 NFBC ADP: 437.56
Position: SPBorn: 10/1/1984 Birthplace: Dothan, Alabama
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Giants (2002)


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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-The Giants placed Cain on the 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain.
Analysis: The move came one day after Cain was removed from the DL for the same injury. There is no timetable for a possible return.
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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