Matt Cain
SP SF
1 day ago

Cain (3-2) allowed seven runs on nine hits (one homer) while walking three and striking out one over 5.1 innings in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Cain is now 0-4 in six regular season starts at Busch Stadium, the home of the Cardinals. The veteran right-hander has pitched well at home with a 3-0 record and 1.19 ERA but has struggled on the road, going 0-2 with an 8.28 ERA. It was a disappointing outing after Cain had allowed only three runs in 11.2 innings over his previous two starts, but his ERA now sits at 4.91 on the year to go with a mediocre 6.2 K/9 over 47.2 frames. This outing is a reminder that Cain is prone to blowup outings like this one from time to time, but he can be a useful streaming option in the right matchups.

Matt Cain
SP SF
7 days ago

Cain (3-1) allowed one run on five hits while walking three and striking out five over 6.2 innings in Monday's 8-4 win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander lowered his season ERA to 4.04 with the 112-pitch effort. It was Cain's second win against the Dodgers this year -- he tossed six shutout innings against them for a win back on April 24. He also became the 12th pitcher in franchise history to reach the 2,000-innings mark in the third inning Monday. Aside from a nine-run blowup May 5, Cain has been pretty solid this year. However, his upside remains limited due to his mediocre strikeout rate and recent injury history.

Matt Cain
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Cain gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and a pair of walks over five innings against the Mets on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After he got annihilated for nine runs his last time out, this was certainly better, but Cain certainly wasn't impressive, and he was lifted for a pinch hitter after 78 pitches. Other than that Cinco de Mayo disaster in Cincy, though, the veteran has been surprisingly effective this year. Still, his 4.54 ERA doesn't look good, and his 4.39 FIP and 4.98 xFIP don't offer much hope for improvement.

Matt Cain
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Cain (2-1) was shelled for nine runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out six over 3.1 innings to take the loss Friday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Cain allowed three runs in the first inning and never got on track, leading to his first loss of the season. His poor outing broke a string of four starts in which he allowed one or fewer runs, and he'll continue to be an inconsistent fantasy option with upside, especially when he starts in a pitcher's park. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Mets.

Matt Cain
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Cain pitched excellently Saturday against the Padres, allowing just one run on six hits to go with seven strikeouts in five innings of work, although he walked away with a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

The hamstring issue nagging the veteran starter since his last start didn't appear to hinder him Saturday, as he managed to produce a season-high in the strikeout category while firing 57 of his 86 offerings for strikes. Cain's strong showing also lowered his ERA to 2.30, the lowest mark of his career. Unfortunately, the bullpen squandered his outstanding outing as soon as he left the game, but he'll look to produce a victory in his next start Friday against the Reds.

Matt Cain
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Cain will make his scheduled start Saturday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Cain left his previous start Monday with a hamstring injury, but it appears he's ready to go following a clean MRI. The veteran right-hander is off to a great start his season with a 2.42 ERA and 15 strikeouts, plus has a 7.9 K/9 against Colorado in his career.

Matt Cain
SP SF
4 weeks ago

An MRI on Cain's injured right hamstring came back clean Tuesday and he expects to make his next start against the Padres on Saturday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cain exited his Monday start early after experiencing hamstring tightness. It appears that the injury wasn't anything too serious as the veteran hurler expects to be ready for his next start. Cain is off to a nice start this season, posting a 2.42 ERA over 22.1 innings.

Matt Cain
SP SF
4 weeks ago

Cain (hamstring) had X-rays done on his hamstring and foot and the results came back negative, NBC Sport's Alex Pavlovic reports.

EDGE Analysis

It turns out that Cain left his strong outing Monday due to hamstring tightness. It appears that he avoided a major injury, but the veteran has had hamstring issues in the past, so we will have to wait to see if he makes his next turn in the rotation. Cain fired six scoreless innings prior to exiting the game, lowering his ERA to an impressive 2.42 through four starts.

Matt Cain
SP SF
1 month ago

Cain left Monday's start against the Dodgers with an undisclosed injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cain left with a trainer after apparently feeling some discomfort after his warm-up pitches before the seventh inning. He was dealing, having tossed six shutout innings and needing just 70 pitches to do so. Cain's ERA dropped to 2.43 in the process, as he is enjoying one of his best stretches in years. Hopefully this injury proves to be minor, because we haven't seen this Cain in a long time.

Matt Cain
SP SF
1 month ago

Cain (1-0) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

It's his first quality start of the season. Cain's 3.31 ERA looks good so far, but his 12:8 K:BB in 16.1 innings and career-low 89.4 mph average fastball velocity suggest his luck may not last much longer. His next start comes Monday at home against the Dodgers.