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Matt Cain (SP)

San Francisco Giants - 25% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain had another bad outing against the Chicago Cubs in a 8-5 loss on Tuesday night. Cain surrendered six runs on eight hits and was pulled from the game after the 5th inning when the Giants were down 6-0.

Fantasy Impact: The 30-year old former All-Star is in danger of losing his role in the starting rotation. Cain hasn't won a game in a month and raised his ERA to 6.15 on the season. More importantly, his ERA in August is 8.05 and he has given up at least one home run in each of his five starts. There is speculation that Tim Hudson could come back to replace Matt Cain in the starting rotation.

 

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The San Francisco Giants finished their road trip at 2-5, and now face another playoff caliber team in the Chicago Cubs. This could be one of the most important game for the Giants thus far into the season. Matt Cain is the one responsible in getting Francisco going on the right foot at home. Matt Cain (2-3, 5.66) allowed five runs in a season-low four innings Aug. 8 in an 8-6 loss in Chicago but pitched well Wednesday. The right-hander yielded two runs in six innings in St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: This will be a good sign for Matty Cain if he can roll off the momentum he had in St. Louis. I still would be cautious in picking him up if available, and that goes for starting him, even though he makes a good streamer in San Francisco.

 

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Matt Cain battles back

Wed, Aug 19th 9:34pm EDT
By Michael Valverde

There is no doubt that Matt Cain has struggled this season for the San Francisco Giants. When facing the St. Louis Cardinals, it would appear that getting through two innings may be a difficult task. Cain did more than that. He went six full innings and only gave up two earned runs, one being a solo shot by Piscotty. Cain struck out six and gave up six hits and one walk. He will qualify for a non-decision,

Fantasy Impact: Matt Cain should be barely on your waiver wire radar until he can prove himself and deliver consistency. Give him two more games, and if he keeps improving then I would begin to target him, other than that leave him as fodder for others to pick from.

 

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Matt Cain goes only five innings for the San Francisco Giants. In the five innings he gave up four earned runs, 10 hits, four walks and just one strikeout. This is not much better or possibly worse than his last outing against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Cain continues to struggle, and right now it would be hard to justify owning the left-hander. He has been absolutely rocked his last two outings, and until he can show consistency he is better left on the waiver wire or stashed on your bench.

 

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Matt Cain will try to get the San Francisco Giants started in the right direction as he faces the Atlanta Braves in a three-game series starting tonight, Cain (2-2, 4.50) has alternated between shaky and strong outings in five starts since missing the first three months of the season with a flexor tendon strain in his right arm. This should be his good outing as his last he gave up four runs and eight hits over six innings in Tuesday's 5-2 home loss to Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Cain has struggled more than he has starred. He carries a 4.76 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. In 17 innings he has struck out 14. He is a good mark for strikeouts but his ERA and WHIP really need attention. It will also be hard for him to pick up wins as the Giants just dont hit with much power, and their games are usually close down to the wire. Cain is 1-1 for the season.

 

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Matt Cain gave up two home runs in his 2015 debut. Cain also allowed five earned runs, four walks, seven hits, and just two strikeouts. The biggest blow was another three-run shot by Justin Bour who got the walk-off three-run homer last night.

Fantasy Impact: Things didnt go as planned for Matt Cain, and nobody really knows if he is ever going to be the same from those arm injuries he suffered. I still think he is a good pitcher to hold on to or pick-up if available. He could also be a good buy-low candidate.

 

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Matt Cain is finally back on the bump for the San Francisco Giants. Its been a long road for Cain and his various injuries, and he will try to put that behind him. He will also look to get one victory from the Marlins before the Giants depart town.

Fantasy Impact: I am not expecting a whole lot from Matt Cain today. He will be examined heavily and probably has a pitch count. The Giants are hoping that the see Matt Cain regain form, and if he is on the waiver wire, Id be taking a chance on him, he is owned in only 50.2 percent of ESPN leagues.

 

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Giants activate Matt Cain

Thu, Jul 2nd 10:29am EDT
By Daniel Rogers

Up until today, Matt Cain has spent his 2015 season on the DL with a forearm strain. Cain was activated by the Giants and is expected to start in Thursday's action. (Source: Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: It is interesting to see how Cain's return will affect the Giants' pitching rotation, which has been solid without his presence, particularly in the case of rookie pitcher Chris Heston. Heston filled in well during Cain's DL stint, going 8-5 and pitching a no-hitter against the Mets. Cain's ADP is 196.8 and he is currently owned in 50.2% of ESPN Leagues. Monitor Cain's first game back before you determine if his presence is necessary on your fantasy team.

 

Matt Cain took the mound in a regular season game since last year and got absolutely destroyed. He was pulled after one out in the third inning. He gave up four runs three of them being earned with eight hits, two walks, seven strikeouts, and one home run.

Fantasy Impact: Even though not very impressive, Cain is still getting acclimated to pitching and finding his form. Even though he got torched, I wouldn't worry too much about it unless this becomes an every outing normalcy for him,

 

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Matt Cain has missed thus far into the Giants' 2015 season due to a forearm injury. According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, Cain is almost ready to return to the starting unit. (Source: Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Cain had an abysmal 2014 season, accumulating a 2-7 record. Cain is a long shot to start in fantasy leagues, especially when bouncing back from injury. He will also have to regain his spot from rookie sensation Chris Heston, who has filled his spot in the pitching rotation exceptionally.

 

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Matt Cain had a 35-40 pitch bullpen session today, but admitted he won't be back until after the All-Star Break. (Source: KNBR)

Fantasy Impact: Cain was placed on the 15-day DL with a flexor tendon strain without throwing a pitch this season. This comes after he was put on the DL last season after undergoing elbow surgery. With Cain's current timetable, it will be over a year since he last pitched in a regular season game. He used to be one of baseball's dominant pitchers, but has fallen off the last few years. He's worth monitoring when he gets back, but don't go running to the waiver wire to stash him.

 

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Matt Cain placed on 15-day DL

Tue, Apr 7th 8:58pm EDT
By Jeff Krisko

The Giants placed Matt Cain on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 3 with his right flexor strain. (Source: SFGate)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't surprising, as Bochy described it as a "two-week thing" last night. With Jake Peavy potentially missing a start and Chris Heston taking his spot in the rotation, the Giants placing Cain on the DL knowing he'll be out the full span is unsurprising. He can be cut in most leagues if you're short on DL slots.

 

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Cain will miss his start this week, but Bruce Bochy said Matt Cain's forearm tightness is not very serious, calling it a "two-week thing." (Source: Henry Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dr. Bochy provides us with the straight medical analysis, but his statement is reassuring. Forearm tightness is usually a symptom of a UCL tear. UCL tears usually lead to Tommy John Surgery, which would put Cain out for the season and part of 2016. Cain hopes his bone spur procedure that ended his 2014 season puts him back on track to his pre-2013 form, and so do his owners.

 

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Matt Cain undergoes MRI

Mon, Apr 6th 9:47pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Giants SP Matt Cain underwent an MRI on his throwing arm after experiencing tightness in his forearm. (Source: Andrew Baggarly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cain experienced the tightness following his final Spring Training start. Given the ailment, the right-hander is questionable to make his scheduled start on Wednesday. It would seem unlikely that he takes the mound. Cain regressed over the past two years, and this is certainly not the start he was hoping for.

 

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Matt Cain struck out six in 3 1/3 innings today in a Triple-A exhibition. He touched 92 while giving up two hits, one run and one HBP. He threw 51 pitches. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Matt Cain has looked good in his Spring outings so far, and will likely make one more start before Opening Day. Cain had a rough 2013 and 2014, much of which has been attributed to bone chips in his throwing elbow. While a return to his 2012 numbers (2.79 ERA, 219.1 innings, 193 Ks) may not be in the cards for Cain post-bone chips, certainly look for him to return closer to his pre-2013 ERA of 3.19 and 7.3 K/9.

 

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Matt Cain threw two perfect innings on 20 pitches versus the Dodgers Monday.

Fantasy Impact: While Spring Training statistics don't matter, this is huge for Cain, as he stated his elbow was in great shape after the game. His Spring Training will be one to monitor, as his surgery and subsequent rest may have fixed the pitch speed issues he's had the last few seasons, which has led to a decline in results.

 

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