Cain Looks To Stop Giants’ Five-Game Skid

June 18, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at AT

The San Francisco Giants’ losing streak hit five games on Friday night, as Jhoulys Chacin whirled eight shut out innings to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 4-1 win.

The Giants, 14-26 on the road, will turn to Matt Cain to snap their losing streak, which is part of the job description for aces. Cain’s 4.54 ERA for the year is still a bit high, but he has a 2.03 ERA over his last four starts, yielding opponents to just a .191 clip over that span.

Cain’s road ERA has also dropped, going from 6.27 through his first six starts of the season to 4.76 over his last two outings.

Cain’s has had a mixed bag of results against the Rockies. In 30 career starts, he’s 17-7 with a 3.30 ERA. But in two starts against the Rockies in 2013, he’s 2-0 with a 6.35 ERa. Note the 6.35 ERA.

Jorge De La Rosa will oppose Cain. Since May 7 (10 starts), De La Rosa is 6-1 with a 2.67 ERA. The Rockies are 8-2 during that stretch. He will be making his third start of the season against the Giants. In his previous two starts, he has compiled a 6.55 ERA in just 11 innings of work. However, he’s 8-4 with a 3.40 ERA against the Giants in his career.

Notes:

  • The Giants haven’t lost six straight games since 2010
  • Buster Posey has reached base against the Rockies in 46 straight games that he’s started. He’s a .423 career hitter at Coors Here.
  • The Giants’ 14-26 road record in the second-worst in the National League, ahead of just the Miami Marlins.
  • The Giants have scored just 17 runs over their last eight games

 

Topics: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants

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