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Matt Cain has been pitching through a “cranky” elbow since spring training

Jul 18, 2014, 7:14 PM EST

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San Francisco has pushed back Matt Cain‘s first start of the second half so that he gets 12 days between outings and in doing so manager Bruce Bochy admitted to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that Cain has been pitching through “crankiness” in his elbow since spring training.

The elbow has been cranky at times going back to the spring. It gets that way occasionally and he’s always pitched through it.

Not coincidentally, Cain is 2-7 with a career-worst 4.18 ERA in 15 starts, with the lowest strikeout rate of his decade-long career and his highest walk rate since 2008. Cain, who apparently never reveals much of anything to reporters about his health status, said only: “I’m feeling like I’m feeling.”

  1. spyder9669 - Jul 18, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Get it looked at Matty don’t keep fighting through it. We need you at 100% even if it means missing the year. Come back ready next year buddy.

  2. goawaydog - Jul 18, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    I’m cranky too, but mostly about how June.

  3. goawaydog - Jul 18, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Now I’m cranky there is no edit function! Happy Friday all

  4. hcf95688 - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Victor Conte has just what he needs

  5. moogro - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    “I’m feeling like I’m feeling.”

    Are you feeling, feeling that way too?

  6. scoochpooch - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Funny that his elbow would magically be fine if he was 12-0 with a sub 2 ERA.

  7. 4d3fect - Jul 19, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    “I’m feeling like I’m feeling.”

    His first job was with the Department of Redundancy Department?

    • gloccamorra - Jul 19, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      That was pure Zen. Very deep. Too bad you can’t appreciate it.

      • 4d3fect - Jul 20, 2014 at 12:53 AM

        Yup. Gonna have trouble sleeping tonight.

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