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.

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


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.

 

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