Matt Cain allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings, struck out six and didn’t walk a batter for the fifth time this year—but it wasn’t enough with little help from a stagnant offense.
Cain has been solid since the All-Star break, though, and he’ll look to help deal the Milwaukee Brewers a fifth loss in six games as the last-place clubs continue their series Tuesday night.
Each team sends disappointing starters to the mound Thursday night, as Cole Hamels looks to help Philadelphia avoid a 10th loss in 11 games while facing Matt Cain and visiting San Francisco.
Former Giants prospect Zack Wheeler pitched seven sharp innings, Marlon Byrd homered again and the New York Mets completed their first sweep in San Francisco since 1994 with a 7-2 win Wednesday.
San Francisco hopes for a strong bounce-back effort Wednesday from Matt Cain as the Giants face their former draft pick Zack Wheeler of the NY Mets for the first time.
Not long after his earliest exit in nearly four years, Matt Cain sat in the Giants’ dugout and stared blankly at the floor.
Juan Perez hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night, snapping the Padres’ seven-game winning streak.
Matt Cain will try to bring that run to an end, however, as he gets the nod for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night against the Padres at AT&T Park.
Matt Cain allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Thursday night.
After taking Tuesday’s opener 8-2 behind an impressive effort from prized pitching prospect Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh’s bats led the way Wednesday in a 12-8 victory. Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Andrew McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez – the top four hitters in the batting order – went a combined 13 for 19 with eight runs.