Matt Cain is the Hottest Pitcher in Baseball
The Giants rookie pitcher Matt Cain is quietly putting together an unbelievable performance down the stretch that is helping the team claw (or limp?) their way back into the NL WildCard and NL West races. Cain hasn't given up any earned runs in his last 4 starts for a total of 29 2/3 shut out innings. I don't want to jinx Cain, but it really isn't too early to start talking about Orel Hershiser's record of 59 consecutive scoreless innings pitched. In fact, Cain's only given up 1 earned run over his last six starts and 42 innings pitched. During the 6 game stretch Cain has 5 wins, 42 strikeouts, an era 0.11 and a whip of 0.79. Amazing.