October 1st, 2012
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (16-5, 2.77) will face Dodgers’ right-hander Aaron Harang (10-10, 3.68).
Here are some Giants Gems for Matt Cain’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Matt!
- Grew up on 50-acre farm riding horses, driving pickups and dove hunting with his bird dog.
- As a kid growing up in Alabama and Tennessee, never lived in town with more than 3,000 people.
- Liked baseball, but never followed it on TV – preferring instead to spend his days outdoors mountain biking with his older brother.
- At the age of 5 in T-ball, while the other kids were chasing butterflies and tossing clods of dirt at each other, Matt pulled off three unassisted triple plays during the seven-game season.
- Enjoys fishing, skeet shooting and anything outdoors. Is also great golfer, oftentimes winning the long-ball contest.