Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Ace of the Staff

Matt Cain again displayed his ace stuff last night, going 7 innings, scattering 4 hits and striking out 8 in a 3-1 victory for the Giants. He was setting guys up with his slider and mowing them down with his fastball. He dominated seasoned hitters and made grown men look like little leaguers. This guy is the real deal…and he’s only 22.

Let’s dig down into some of his numbers shall we?

  • Matt Cain is 19-5 when he gets at least three runs of support…in his entire career (a year and a half)
  • Matt Cain is 4-1 with a 2.18 ERA in the month of August
  • Matt Cain has 40 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings in August
  • Matt Cain has thrown a staff leading 171 1/3 innings this season so far
  • Matt Cain is 7-13 this season

It’s not your fault Matt Cain, it’s not your fault.

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