Last time out Matt Cain looked like a similar version of his dominant self from last season. That was very encouraging to see considering the back and forth way this season has gone for he and the San Francisco Giants. No one has been as streaky in the National League West as the Giants have been except maybe their opponent right now, the San Diego Padres. Unfortunately for Cain and the Giants, the Padres seven game winning streak is good enough to leave us wondering if they ever plan to lose again.
If anyone is the man for the job it is definitely Cain, pitching well at AT&T Park. This night will be the best chance anyone has had to beat the Padres in a few days. Cain, as I mentioned has looked better lately. The Giants always play much better at home than on the road and the Padres have Andrew Cashner going for them. Cashner can be as tough as anyone but isn’t exactly the ace of the staff.
Lately Cashner has been good for giving up anywhere from three to four runs. If Cain is as good as he was last time out or even a little bit better the Giants should be able to end the Padres long winning streak. It wouldn’t be a moment too soon either as the Padres have vaulted themselves to second place only 1.0 game out of first place. The Giants meanwhile are way down in fourth place all of 1.5 games out of first. Yeah it is a tight division which makes these games mean just that much more.