TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Miami Marlins tonight in the second game of this three game series…RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-1, 3.18) is scheduled to face RHP Matt Cain (7-8, 4.44).
MATT CAIN… Three-time NL All-Star (2009, 2011 and 2012) will be making his 25th start of the season…has gone 7-8 with a 4.44 ERA (72er, 146.0ip) in 24 starts…the Giants have gone 10-14 in his outings (6-8 at home and 4-6 on the road).
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Has been the victim of very low run support as of late, receiving just 14 total runs of support in his last eight starts (2.47 average).
Since the All-Star break has been one of baseball’s best pitchers, tossing quality starts in four of his last five outings, while fashioning a 2.38 ERA (9er, 34.0ip).
Had one of his finest starts of the season on Aug. 1 at PHI…matched his season-high with 8.0ip while allowing 1 run on 6 hits.
Overall, is 4-4 with a 3.11 figure (28er, 81.0ip) in 12 starts vs, Miami, with the Giants going 7-5 in those outings.
Is 3-for-40 (.075) with two RBI and nine sacrifice hits…is hitless in his last 24 at-bats.
PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES AT MIAMI (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Saturday, August 17 at Miami (4:10): RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-1, 3.18) vs. RHP Matt Cain (7-8, 4.44) – CSN-BA
- Sunday, August 18 at Miami (10:10): RHP Tom Koehler (3-8, 4.62) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.73) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)