San Francisco Giants: What Will Their Rotation Look Like Post-Trade Deadline?

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Matt Cain

Jun 13, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Cain will most likely remain the Giants’ No. 1 following the All-Star break. If necessary, the break will allow manager Bruce Bochy to flip Cain and Madison Bumgarner, but such a move would offset the righty-lefty pattern, for what it’s worth.

Cain’s been much better since allowing seven runs to the St.Louis Cardinals on June 1. His ERA in his last three starts since is 1.31, and he’s walked just five batters in 20.2 innings. Additionally, opponents have compiled just a .319 slugging percentage, which is noteworthy because Cain yielded a .416 slugging percentage in his first 12 starts of the year.