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MLB San Francisco Giants

Matt Cain Hits 15-Day Disabled List; San Francisco Giants Troubles Mount

Matt Cain goes to DL

Kelley L. Cox – USA TODAY sports

It’s hard to believe that the San Francisco Giants are less than one year removed from being the best team in MLB.

The 2013 regular season has been one to forget for Giants fans as their team has disappointed at every turn and to make matters even worse, San Francisco’s best starting pitcher is heading to the 15-day disabled list. Matt Cain underwent quite the scare on Thursday night when he was struck with a line-drive on his right forearm — his throwing arm.

While the initial X-rays were negative and showed no structural damage, the Giants aren’t playing any games when it comes to a player who is supposed to be the face of their franchise. Cain hasn’t been himself this year and his lack of production is a big reason why San Fran is buried in the NL West with a pitiful 56-71 overall record. Everyone remembers when Cain tossed a perfect game last July, but that dominance seems like ancient history for No 18.

If Cain doesn’t make another start this season he will finish the year with a 4.43 ERA, which would in fact be the worst such statistic of his nine-year career. That’s not what the Giants’ front office wants to hear considering Cain was given a hefty contract this offseason worth nearly $140 million and is going to be the main man in the San Francisco for years to come.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.