San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain will try to end his frustration vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers as the teams meet in Sunday baseball futures.
Cain is 0-8 in his career against the Dodgers which is surprising considering how good a pitcher he is. It may not be easy on Sunday night in this baseball betting matchup since the Dodgers are schedule to start Clayton Kershaw.
Baseball futures will still likely favor the Giants since they are at home in this game that can be seen on ESPN. Kershaw is looking for his 11th win of the season. He is 10-5 on the year with a 2.96 ERA. He is 1-1 in his last three starts with a 2.95 ERA. He has pitched 21 innings in his career against the Giants and has yet to get a decision although his ERA is 1.71.
Cain is 8-8 on the year with a 3.14 ERA. He got a no-decision last time out against Florida as he allowed four hits, two of which were home runs. He is 0-8 in his career against the Dodgers with a 4.32 ERA in 14 starts. In late June against the Dodgers, Cain gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings. Cain has been pitching well of late as in his last three starts he is 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA.
The Dodgers are in danger of falling out of the playoff race. They don’t seem to have enough pitching to make a serious run in the last couple of months. Los Angeles did make a trade this past week getting outfielder Scott Podsednik from Kansas City but they gave up a very talented minor league catcher to get him.
The Dodgers had won 13 of their last 20 against the Giants before this series began. They swept the Giants in San Francisco back in late June and two of those three games went under the total in baseball betting. Looking at their statistics, the Dodgers do not have the look of a playoff team. They are outside the top ten in both runs scored and in ERA.
The Giants could be the team that challenges San Diego in the National League West. They have the pitching staff that can give the Padres a run. San Francisco also has better hitting. They do need Matt Cain to have more than just a .500 record though. He can get above the break even mark with a win on Sunday night.