Matt Cain SP SF 30 Days

Matt Cain struggled again on Monday, allowing six runs over 7 1/3 innings in a loss against the Padres.

It wasn't a disaster, as Cain ran out of gas and was charged for three runs in the eighth inning. He punched out seven and walked one overall, coughing up seven hits. The Giants are now 3-10 in their previous 13 games. Cain (1-6, 4.82 ERA) hasn't helped, going winless in his last five starts, with the two most recent outings being the ugliest (7 ER in 5 innings against the White Sox on Friday). At least he kept the ball in the yard tonight. Having given up 11 homers, Cain is on pace to surpass his career-most 23 long flies set last season. He'll look to get back on track while hosting Cincinnati over the weekend, but mixed leaguers should make him prove it first.

Matt Cain SP SF 1 Month

Matt Cain struggled in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing eight runs -- seven earned -- on 10 hits over five innings.

It's no surprise that Cain, a fly ball pitcher, is a bad match for U.S. Cellular Field, one of the most hitter-friendly parks in baseball. The right-hander served up two home runs among his 10 hits allowed, falling to 1-5 through 11 starts this year. Still, it hasn't been as bad as those numbers might suggest -- Cain had a 3.84 ERA heading into Tuesday's start -- and he'll look to get back in the win column again when he faces the Padres on Monday.

Matt Cain SP SF 1 Month

Matt Cain had a difficult time locating the plate while giving up four runs across five innings Wednesday in a loss against the Nationals.

It was a rough night from the usually reliable right-hander, who was making his second start since returning from the disabled list. He walked a season-high five batters and required 102 pitches to record 15 outs. Cain's first outing off the DL -- Friday's strong effort against the Mets -- gave hope that he was over his hamstring woes, but now we're not so sure. Cain, 1-4 with a 3.84 ERA, travels to an American League venue on Tuesday to take on the Chicago White Sox.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain pitched seven innings of two-run ball Friday against the Mets in his return from the disabled list.

Jon Niese matched him almost exactly -- both allowed two runs, struck out three and walked one in seven innings -- so Cain got a no-decision for his effort. Still, it was an encouraging performance after a 2 1/2-week absence due to a hamstring streak.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Giants activated RHP Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list.

Cain will return to the rotation on Friday against the Mets after missing a couple weeks with a right hamstring strain. The veteran right-hander has posted a 3.66 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in eight starts for the Giants this season.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain (hamstring) is expected to return to the Giants' starting rotation Friday vs. the Mets.

Cain was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 22 due to a minor right hamstring strain. Before that, he held a 3.66 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in eight starts. The righty should be a safe fantasy bet against New York.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Giants placed RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 22, with a strained right hamstring.

Cain will spend the minimum amount of time on the disabled list, as he's expected to return to the rotation on June 6. Yusmeiro Petit will once again start in his place on Saturday.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain (hamstring) will not start on Saturday in St. Louis.

Cain's recovery from a strained right hamstring is coming along fine, as he threw Wednesday and Thursday with no issues. However, the Giants just want to be safe. Yusmeiro Petit will fill in for Cain again on Saturday. Cain will be placed on the disabled list but is expected to start on June 6, the first day he's eligible to return.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Matt Cain (hamstring) is not a lock to start on Saturday against the Cardinals.

Cain threw a bullpen session Wednesday and ran and threw Thursday, but the club wants to make sure he's 100 percent. Ultimately, he probably will be cleared to take the ball Saturday in St. Louis, but he hasn't officially been given the green light yet.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain (hamstring) is ready to go for Saturday's start against the Cardinals after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday with no issues.

Cain threw a full 'pen session and used his entire repertoire, clearing the way for his return this weekend. The veteran right-hander missed his start on Monday after tweaking his right hamstring last week.