Matt Cain

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants add World Series trio to Wall of Fame

AT&T Park — The San Francisco Giants honored three recent World Series…

 

Through the ups and the downs of a 13-year career, Matt Cain loved San Francisco — and The City loved him back. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain inducted into Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

WESTIN ST. FRANCIS HOTEL -- Just before his third Major League start,…

 

Through the ups and the downs of a 13-year career, Matt Cain loved San Francisco — and The City loved him back. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How the greatness of Matt Cain touched someone halfway across the country

I cried a little bit as I read Matt Cain’s retirement letter…

 

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Cain makes final (squandered) start of career, receives all of the love

Matt Cain went out fittingly: He had a brilliant start, received heaps…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain took part in three World Series parades for the San Francisco Giants. On Wednesday, he announced that his start on Saturday would be his last as a Major League Baseball player. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

Forever Giant Matt Cain to retire after final start on Saturday

Saturday’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres…

Matt Cain took part in three World Series parades for the San Francisco Giants. On Wednesday, he announced that his start on Saturday would be his last as a Major League Baseball player. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain works during the first inning against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday during the Giants’ 8-1 loss. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

Cain struggles, offensive production is nearly non-existent in Giants loss to Marlins

It’s been pretty straightforward for Matt Cain this season: When he’s not…

Matt Cain works during the first inning against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday during the Giants’ 8-1 loss. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)
The Oakland Athletics celebrate Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) hitting a grand slam home run against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on July 31, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Semien’s grand slam leads A’s past Giants

OAKLAND — Marcus Semien’s sixth-inning grand slam powered the Oakland A’s past…

The Oakland Athletics celebrate Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) hitting a grand slam home run against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on July 31, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bochy’s ejection, Belt’s blunder highlight another Giants’ loss

AT&T PARK — In the fifth inning of the San Francisco Giants' 10-3…

Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants fans cheer at AT&T Park on Wednesday, when the team beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants return to the blueprint, beat Indians again

AT&T PARK — Solid defense, timely hitting and reliable pitching. It’s been…

Giants fans cheer at AT&T Park on Wednesday, when the team beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain walks off the mound in Detroit after making his final start before being moved to the bullpen. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

With Madison Bumgarner back, Matt Cain gets new role

Madison Bumgarner is back in the San Francisco Giants’ starting rotation. The…

Matt Cain walks off the mound in Detroit after making his final start before being moved to the bullpen. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants to start Johnny Cueto ahead of Matt Cain in final game before All Star break

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants will start Johnny Cueto in place…

Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain lost to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Matt Cain, Giants can’t hold on to win streak, lose to Tigers in series opener

DETROIT — If Matt Cain didn’t have bad luck away from AT&T…

Matt Cain lost to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Buster Posey.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Posey and Slater lead Giants past Twins to avoid sweep

AT&T PARK — After the San Francisco Giants had managed just a pair…

Buster Posey.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
AT&T Park. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen implodes as Giants fall to Padres

AT&T PARK — At first, Bruce Bochy’s decision to pinch-hit for Matt…

AT&T Park. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain proved why the Giants had faith in him coming out of spring training on Tuesday, when he threw a quality start against the Kansas City Royals. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Matt Cain deals early, Joe Panik delivers late

With his team playing in Kansas City, manager Bruce Bochy was resting…

Matt Cain proved why the Giants had faith in him coming out of spring training on Tuesday, when he threw a quality start against the Kansas City Royals. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Jarrett Parker is still seeking his first hit of 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy views disappointing trip as test for young Giants (VIDEO)

AT&T PARK — After a trying opening trip which featured eight blown leads…

Jarrett Parker is still seeking his first hit of 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain: The question of camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants break camp with some questions answered — with a big one looming

The San Francisco Giants broke camp in Arizona on Tuesday the same…

Matt Cain: The question of camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Eduardo Nunez is getting treatment for his right shoulder. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ spring hits injury snags while fifth-starter dilemma looms

If the goal of spring training is to stay healthy, the San…

Eduardo Nunez is getting treatment for his right shoulder. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain had a 2016 to forget. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey believes Matt Cain has a good year left in tank

Set to begin his ninth season as Matt Cain's teammate, Buster Posey…

Matt Cain had a 2016 to forget. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto kept the Giants in the playoff race on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Johnny Cueto, Zack Greinke meet again

In an alternate baseball universe — not that far from our own…

Johnny Cueto kept the Giants in the playoff race on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)