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Houston Astros v San Francisco Giants

Explaining Cain Starting Over Dickey At All-Star Game

Tony LaRussa announced that Giants ace Matt Cain and not Mets star R.A. Dickey will be starting the 2012 All-Star Game for the National League. It is a controversial decision both statistically and emotionally and in terms of the entertainment quality of the game.


Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants is removed by manager Bruce Bochy during the sixth inning of the Opening Day game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 6, 2012 in Phoenix. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Can Lincecum, Zito Turn Things Around?

Tim Lincecum is broken and now Barry Zito is becoming Barry Zito again. The once-dominant starting rotation now has two major holes in its foundation, and it’s a guess how long Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong can hold it down.


Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants

Giants Right-Hander Cain Misses Start

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CBS / AP) ― San Francisco right-hander Matt Cain missed his scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday with right elbow inflammation. Cain pitched a career high 223 1-3 innings last year, […]

CBS San Francisco–03/03/2011

Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Dodger’s Kershaw Readies For Opener Against Giants

Ask Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly about left-hander Clayton Kershaw, Mattingly’s starter for opening day on March 31 against the San Francisco Giants, and he talks about a work ethic.

CBS San Francisco–02/17/2011