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Matt Cain scratched from start after cutting his right index finger in the clubhouse kitchen

Apr 29, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

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Via Andrew Baggarly of

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants scratched Matt Cain barely an hour before he was to throw the first pitch Tuesday night after the right-hander cut a finger on his pitching hand.

Yusmeiro Petit will take the mound against the Padres instead. Cain accidentally sliced his finger on Tuesday afternoon when he mishandled a knife in the clubhouse kitchen at AT&T Park. The cut is not considered serious and didn’t require stitches, so the odds are good he hops back into San Francisco’s starting rotation at some point this week.

Cain has a 4.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 25/10 K/BB ratio in 31 innings this season.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    What was he doing in the clubhouse kitchen in the first place?

    Oh, right. SAN FRANCISCO! Couldn’t possibly have a woman doing woman’s work in Liberal Utopia!

    Thanks, Obama.

    • joelgold - Apr 30, 2014 at 1:45 AM

      What rock are you living under? Anything in the kitchen is women’s work? Can’t do that cuz it’s SF liberal? And this pertains to our president, how?

      • cur'68 - Apr 30, 2014 at 5:41 AM

        Aw, c’mon man….

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:35 AM

        The answer to all your questions is “America.”

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:35 AM

        That was a typo.

        I meant “America!”

    • nbjays - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:51 AM

      Nice job, tfbuck… you caught one on the first cast. :-)

  2. Professor Fate - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Pitchers’ contracts should have a section forbidding sharp objects. Ever. Not even scissors. Some of these guys are worse than kindergarteners with things that cut. Oh, and I just found out that you can spell that kindergartners, too. Weird word.

    • tfbuckfutter - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Remember when Adam Eaton stabbed himself in the stomach with a paring knife trying to open a DVD?

      That’s one of my favorite things ever.

      • infieldhit - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

        At what point do you figure it’s better to come up with a story than admit the truth behind an embarrassing injury?

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

        I figured that’s what he was doing, and it was actually a VHS.

      • jwbiii - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:20 PM

        My favorite is John Smoltz injuring himself ironing a shirt. While wearing it.

        I can see using a knife to open a DVD box, but does anyone think ironing a shirt you are wearing will not result in a nasty burn?

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:34 PM

        But you really have to think about how one has to be wielding the knife and DVD case to end up putting the blade in their own stomach.

        You jab the knife into the top flap of the plastic, and slide the knife away from you.

        Who would pull the knife toward himself and why? AND lose control of it?

      • Francisco (FC) - Apr 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM

        He was probably pinning the DVD against his stomach. One hand on the DVD putting pressure the other wielding the knife trying to open the plastic, one slip and harakiri

  3. shanabartels - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    The Jeremy Affeldt Curse must be contagious.

  4. illuminancer - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Cain has permanently lost his Affledt-mocking privileges.

  5. campcouch - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    40 years,never once cut myself with a knife and I use one daily at work or home. I should offer my kitchen knife training course to MLB.

  6. mgv38 - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Working on a cutter, I guess.

  7. raynman49 - Apr 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    If you’re right handed, how do you cut your right hand??

    • unclemosesgreen - Apr 30, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      I didn’t think of that. How the heck did he manage it? I need a dramatic re-enactment.

      • illuminancer - Apr 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        It’s even more stupid than it sounded initially: he was making a sandwich and dropped the knife, which he then proceeded to attempt to catch before it hit the ground. With his pitching hand.

        His NSFW reaction can be found here.

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