What about that Cain feller in San Fran?
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Oct. 1, 2005 - 10:39 am et
Manager Felipe Alou said yesterday that Matt Cain will likely enter next season in the Giants' starting rotation.
"I believe so," Alou said. "I don't need to see anything else. He's a pretty impressive young man." Expect Cain to challenge for the NL Rookie of the Year.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Oct. 1, 2005 - 1:47 am et
Matt Cain allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings tonight in a no-decision against Diamondbacks.
Cain had given up one or two runs in each of his previous six starts. He ends the year 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 46 1/3 IP. Since the Giants kept him under 50 innings, he's right at the top of the list of NL Rookie of the Year favorites for 2006.
Sep. 25, 2005 - 6:48 pm et
Matt Cain worked six innings and limited the Rockies to one run and three hits today.
He was left with a no-decision after LaTroy Hawkins gave up the tying run in the seventh, but it was another very impressive performance from the rookie. Todd Helton's homer was the only damage.
Sep. 20, 2005 - 10:27 pm et
Matt Cain limited the Nationals to two runs over seven innings of work tonight but was not involved in the decision.
He gave up four hits, walked two, and struck out seven. Cain's 23/14 K/BB ratio in 34 innings of work isn't that impressive, but allowing just 15 hits during that span certainly is. He's 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA in five starts for the Giants. He won't be able to sustain a hit rate that low forever, so he'll need to improve controlling his pitches if he's going to be a significant asset next year.
Sep. 14, 2005 - 7:38 pm et
Matt Cain allowed two runs and walked six in six innings today in a no-decision against the Padres.
Cain's command figured to lead to problems, but he managed to pitch out of jams today. He has a 2.00 ERA after four starts.
Sep. 10, 2005 - 12:58 am et
Matt Cain pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight tonight in a 2-1 victory over the Cubs tonight.
Cain was good, maybe even very good. The Cubs, though, made him great. He was forced to throw just 105 pitches in the contest. After Jerry Hairston Jr. led off the bottom of the ninth with a single, Neifi Perez, Derrek Lee and Jeromy Burnitz all went down on the first pitch, with Perez and Lee hitting lazy popups. We don't want to take too much away from Cain, who has a great future, but it was truly a pathetic showing by manager Dusty Baker's team.
Sep. 4, 2005 - 7:39 pm et
Matt Cain limited the Diamondbacks to one run in seven innings today to earn his first major league victory.
He gave up three hits, walked one and struck out four while throwing 101 pitches. This is what the Giants were hoping for when they decided to add the 20-year-old Cain to their rotation. It's likely that he'll mix in some rough starts, but he's talented enough to beat anyone on days when he has his good curveball and command of his fastball.
Aug. 30, 2005 - 1:08 am et
Matt Cain allowed two runs and three hits in five innings tonight to lose to the Rockies in his major league debut.
That Cain was tough to hit came as no surprise, but he walked four and struck out just two in a 102-pitch outing. The Giants plan to keep him in their rotation for the rest of the season, perhaps giving him a little value in NL-only leagues. He might not be truly ready until mid-2006.
Aug. 26, 2005 - 9:25 pm et
Giants purchased the contract RHP Matt Cain from Triple-A Fresno.
Cain, who was 10-5 with a 4.39 ERA, 118 H and 176/73 K/BB in 145 2/3 IP for Fresno, will replace Brett Tomko in the rotation and start Monday against the Rockies. NL-only leaguers needing to gamble can take a chance on him. Odds are that his mediocre command will make him inconsistent at first.
Aug. 24, 2005 - 2:10 pm et
Matt Cain tossed six scoreless innings and fanned seven for Triple-A Fresno yesterday.
One of his best outings of the season. Cain is expected to join the Giants next month. He might not have any fantasy value then, but keeper leaguers with the opportunity to grab him should do so.