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|Posted: Sun May 1st, 2016 12:45 pm||
|Matt Cain is still chasing that elusive win.
It's been nearly 10 months since the right-hander picked up a victory (July 22, 2015 against the San Diego Padres), and after dropping Saturday's contest to the New York Mets, the San Francisco Giants starter now sits at 12 straight starts without a win.
"It's definitely frustrating," Cain said, according to Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News. "The stuff is there, and now it's making the pitches at the right times."
Cain threw 108 pitches in the 6-5 loss to the Mets, marking his highest pitch count since April 12, 2014, when he threw 116 versus the Colorado Rockies. With Saturday's loss, Cain slipped to 0-3 to begin the season while his ERA ballooned to a lofty 7.00.
Skipper Bruce Bochy senses the recent results are weighing heavily on Cain's mind.
"Sure, it'd be good for his psyche to get a win," he said. "I guess it's good to handle things the way he's handling it. You keep pushing and do your best and not let it beat you up too much. But no question, a win would help.
"He keeps things inside. I'm sure it's bothering him more than he's letting on."
In the past couple of years, Cain has battled elbow and arm injuries that may explain his recent struggles. From 2014-2015, he amassed a 4.83 ERA in a limited 26 starts over two seasons.