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Game 82: Matt Cain vs. Jason Hammel

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The Rockies can finish manage a 5-2 week with a win today in their first game of the season's second half, but it isn't going to be easy. Cain is 10-6 with a 2.96 ERA against the Rockies, including 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA at Coors Field. But the futility doesn't stop there.

  • Dexter Fowler, Jonathan Herrera, Carlos Gonzalez, Jason Giambi, Brad Hawpe, Seth Smith, Miguel Olivo, Melvin Mora, Clint Barmes and Jason Hammel and have combined to go 5-for-97 with 32 K's in their careers against Cain. That's an .052/.205/.103 line for ten batters.
  • Olivo has been particularly terrible, striking out in five of six plate appearances. Hammel has struck out all four times he has faced Cain.

That's not good news, as that's just about our A-lineup at this point, with an extra outfielder. Hopefully, Iannetta gets the start this afternoon, as his .533 OPS off Cain in his career is fifth best among Rockies on the roster. If history against Cain is any indication, Ian Stewart and Ryan Spilborghs ought to get a start as well.

Jason Hammel is winless in five starts against the Giants, but he has pitched well consistently, posting a lower ERA (and good peripherals) against San Francisco than any other team he has started against more the three times. Freddy Sanchez (3-for-10), Edgar Renteria (3-for-7) and Aubrey Huff (4-for-9) have managed respectable lines against Hammel, though he has owned Pablo Sandoval (2-for-12), Juan Uribe (2-for-13), Travis Ishikawa (1-for-11) and Aaron Rowand (2-for-9).


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San Francisco Giants
@ Colorado Rockies

Sunday, Jul 4, 2010, 1:10 PM MDT
Coors Field

Matt Cain vs Jason Hammel

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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Matt Cain

#18 / Pitcher / San Francisco Giants

6-3

245

R

R

Oct 01, 1984


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Matt Cain 6-7 17 16 3 2 0 0 107.2 88 37 35 7 35 76 2.93 1.14


Jason Hammel

#46 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-6

215

R

R

Sep 02, 1982


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jason Hammel 6-3 13 13 0 0 0 0 77.0 85 38 37 7 21 60 4.32 1.38