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Matt Cain
ERA W-L K
5.43 3-11 75
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)


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Sep. 30 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET21:16 ET1:16 GMT9:16 6:16 PM MST8:16 PM EST8:46 PM VEN5:16 UAE (+1)8:16 PM CT-Matt Cain allowed two hits and one walk without giving up a run in 5.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Saturday. Cain struck out four, ending the game with a 5.43 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain deserved a better fate the final appearance of his 13-year career, but the retiring righty wound up with a no-decision when reliever Reyes Moronta served up a game-tying homer in the sixth. Though he hasn't been a fantasy asset while battling injuries over the past few years, the soon-to-be 33-year-old concludes a fine career with 104 wins - including a career-high 16 in 2012 - and three All-Star appearances while helping the Giants win three World Series titles.
Sep. 27 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE2:02 PM CT-Cain announced he will retire after the season.
Analysis: Cain, whose career has been derailed by injuries in recent years, will make his final major league start Saturday at home against San Diego. That comes one day before he turns 34.
Sep. 1 1:39 AM PT2:39 AM MT3:39 AM CT4:39 AM ET4:39 ET8:39 GMT16:39 1:39 AM MST3:39 AM EST4:09 AM VEN12:39 UAE3:39 AM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-11, allowing two runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Thursday. Cain struck out two, ending the game with a 5.66 ERA and 1.70 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain was pressed into service when Madison Bumgarner was scratched due to an illness and put forth a decent performance on short notice. With Johnny Cueto coming back and Bumgarner presumably to take his next turn, it may be a while before Cain gets another chance to start.
Aug. 27 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET21:35 ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST9:05 PM VEN5:35 UAE (+1)8:35 PM CT-Matt Cain allowed eight runs on five hits and two walks in 0.2 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-0 on Sunday. Cain did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.75 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 22 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Matt Cain did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Monday. Cain struck out one, ending the game with a 5.15 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 16 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-10, allowing five runs - two earned - on five hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Miami Marlins 8-1 on Wednesday. Cain struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.19 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain's winless stretch is now at 13 starts and he is now 0-7 with a 7.45 ERA in 11 road outings this season. He next takes the ball Monday against the Brewers at home.
Aug. 8 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Matt Cain allowed four hits and one walk without giving up a run in 3.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Monday. Cain struck out one, ending the game with a 5.22 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 1 10:41 PM PT11:41 PM MT12:41 AM CT1:41 AM ET1:41 ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST1:11 AM VEN9:41 UAE12:41 AM CT-Cain allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Monday.
Analysis: Cain struck out one, ending the game with a 5.37 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
July 25 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET13:07 ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:37 PM VEN21:07 UAE12:07 PM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-9, allowing six runs - two earned - on six hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Monday. Cain struck out one, ending the game with a 5.45 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain has actually been decent at home, posting a 3.25 ERA, but he's been an outright disaster on the road with an 8.14 ERA.
July 20 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET14:44 ET18:44 GMT2:44 11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE1:44 PM CT-Matt Cain allowed three runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Wednesday. Cain struck out five, ending the game with a 5.49 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain's winless stretch reached 11 games, though he did manage to notch a quality start for the second time in his last three.
July 10 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET10:33 ET14:33 GMT22:33 7:33 AM MST9:33 AM EST10:03 AM VEN18:33 UAE9:33 AM CT-Matt Cain walked two and didn't allow a hit in 0.1 scoreless innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Miami Marlins 10-8 on Sunday. Cain did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.56 ERA and 1.70 WHIP on the season.
July 4 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Matt Cain fell to 3-8, allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday. Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 5.58 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cain fell to 0-6 with an 8.14 ERA and a 1.99 WHIP away from AT&T Park.
June 28 12:07 AM PT1:07 AM MT2:07 AM CT3:07 AM ET3:07 ET7:07 GMT15:07 12:07 AM MST2:07 AM EST2:37 AM VEN11:07 UAE2:07 AM CT-Cain allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cain struck out three, ending the game with a 5.46 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
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.

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