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Matt Cain leaves start after suffering hamstring strain

May 21, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT

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Giants right-hander Matt Cain was removed after three innings¬†Wednesday night against the Rockies after suffering a right hamstring strain on his final pitch of the top of the third. This according to’s Andrew Baggarly.

Cain had delivered three perfect frames on just 36 pitches, finishing with three strikeouts. A stint on the 15-day disabled list seems likely for the 29-year-old, who owns a 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 39/17 K/BB ratio through 46 2/3 total innings this season.

San Franciso got some fine work from its bullpen and wound up winning Wednesday’s game 5-1.

  1. thisdamnbox - May 22, 2014 at 4:12 AM

    Sigh…Please, no more injuries! This club isn’t deep enough to survive too many more…Please, no repeat of 2013!

    • temporarilyexiled - May 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      This club is way better than last year’s. Lots of injuries happening throughout both leagues. Can’t really expect to dodge them forever. Sabean will no doubt have to make some moves in the next couple of months, as there aren’t exactly any shining lights blocked from being called up by the glut of players ahead of them…unless I’m about to be surprised and feel obligated to revise my outlook. Either way, this is a good team this year. I expect them to play in October.

  2. philliesblow - May 22, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Wow, a pitcher injury story without the words “Tommy John” anywhere to be found. Didn’t know that was possible. Hope he heals quickly.

    • clydeserra - May 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      two in one game. I don’t think Santiago Cassilla’s will require TJS either

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