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Matt Cain

Matthew Thomas Cain (The Horse)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: October 1, 1984 in Dothan, AL
High School: Houston HS (Germantown, TN)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed June 26, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 29, 2005 (Age 20.332, 16,356th in MLB history)   vs. COL 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 SO, 4 BB, 2 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Team: Giants 2005-2014
2015 Contract Status: not updated, 8 yrs/$139.75M (10-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]Agents: Len Hardison, Kyle Rote Jr [*]
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Career Home Runs

Matt Cain: 6 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 1 go ahead
1 Tm
SFG6
 
vs RHP5
vs LHP1
 
Home4
Away2
 
Leverage
Medium Lev4
Low Lev2
6 Opps
COL1
CHC1
WSN1
PHI1
HOU1
STL1
6 Pitchers
Cole Hamels1
Todd Wellemeyer1
Brandon Backe1
Tim Redding1
Carlos Zambrano1
Esmil Rogers1
3 Parks
AT&T Pk4
Coors Fld1
CitizensBank1
Where Hit
75
81
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
12
32
41
21
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms6
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th6
Outs
03
22
11
 
DefPos
P6
Bases
---4
-2-2
 
8 RBI
RISP2
0 on4
1 on2
Any on2
Inning
31
41
52
62
 
1-31
4-65
RelScore
+31
+23
Tied1
-11
 
Ahead4
Tied1
Behind1
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-02
1-12
1-01
1-21

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2007 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2007-08-08 SFG WSN Tim Redding ahead 2-0 b 5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  1 9 1 0.081 86% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
2 2 2 1 2007-08-23 SFG CHC Carlos Zambrano ahead 2-0 b 6 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  2 9 1 0.090 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Rodriguez Scores
2008 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 2008-04-12 SFG STL Todd Wellemeyer tied 0-0 b 6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 1 0.163 74% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
4 4 2 1 2008-05-13 SFG HOU Brandon Backe ahead 3-1 b 5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 1 0.072 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
2011 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 2011-09-18 SFG @ COL Esmil Rogers ahead 4-1 t 4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 9 1 0.107 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Crawford Scores
2012 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 2012-07-21 SFG @ PHI Cole Hamels behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 9 1 0.116 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

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