Cain Looks to Continue Hot Streak, Giants Look to Snap Out of Funk Against Rockies

May 5, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain (18) wipes his forehead after giving up a walk against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at AT&T Park.

Matt Cain started off the season terribly. Now, the Giants are worried about another pitcher.

Ryan Vogelsong struggled in San Francisco’s 11-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, and the Giants are now 23-17 through 40 games. San Francisco is 3-5 in Matt Cain’s starts, but it has won the last three games started by Cain. Cain is 2-2 with a 5.04 ERA this year, and he has thrown at least six innings in his last six starts.

Cain will be opposed by Jhoulys Chacin at Coors Field, a hitter-friendly ballpark. Chacin is 3-2 with a 2.70 ERA this year, so he’s done a good job for a rotation with lots of question marks. He’ll have to contain an offense that has posted the MLB’s second-best batting average (.267) this year.

Can Cain shut down the sixth-best offensive team (in terms of runs)? Can the Giants extend their two-game lead on the Rockies? Find out when first pitch is thrown at 5:40 PM PST, and stay tuned for complete postgame coverage on Golden Gate Sports.


Topics: Colorado Rockies, Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants

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