Matt Cain: 5 Reasons Why He Will Rebound Against Los Angeles Dodgers

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# 1 – Good Numbers vs. Los Angeles

Though the Dodgers as a team are hitting a healthy .288 against Cain, much of that average is derived from Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and Mark Ellis.  Which means what? Matt Kemp is a small-fry in Cain’s book. Hitting a weak .204 with only three doubles, a triple, and one home run, Kemp has only one walk compared to his 14 big whiffs against Cain.

Aug 22, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starter Matt Cain (18) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest threat in the lineup besides Gonzalez is Ethier, who has great numbers against Cain; with 27 hits out of 60 at bats, it seems as though Ethier has Cain’s number. Luckily, he’s only hit one long ball against the Giants’ hurler, along with just five RBI. The only other batter Cain has to really worry about is their pitcher, as the club has allowed a major league leading three home runs to opposing batters.