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Matt Cain Provides One More Reason Why He Should Not Be Traded

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Not to be outdone by Tim Lincecum's complete game on Friday, Matt Cain threw one of his own two days later in a 7-1 victory that capped off a sweep of the Oakland A's in style. After giving up a first inning home run to Jack Cust, Cain threw eight innings of three-hit ball the rest of the way. In the ninth, Cain was still sharp, retiring Cust and Matt Holliday before striking out Jason Giambi to end the game.

Although Randy Johnson has pitched after Tim Lincecum for most of the season, Cain has proven to be the true No. 2 starter for the Giants in 2009.

Despite his gaudy record this year, Cain has traditionally been a poster boy for why the Giants need more hitting. He lost two-thirds of his decisions from 2007 to 2008...

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