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Game 2: San Francisco Giants 9 - Texas Rangers 0
Matt Cain: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA
Matt Cain is on fire!
His dominant performance in Game 2 is a major reason why the Giants have taken a commanding 2-0 lead on the Rangers in the World Series.
Overall, Cain's 2010 postseason dominance has been of historical proportions.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau--
Cain pitched 7.2 innings in the Giants' 9-0 Game 2 victory. It was the third postseason start of Cain's career (all in 2010) and the third start in which he didn't allow an earned run. The only blemish on Cain's postseason ledger is an unearned run in the sixth inning of his Game 2 NLDS start against the Braves. Only three other pitchers began their postseason careers with three straight games, all starts, in which they weren't charged with an earned run. Christy Mathewson tossed three straight shutouts for the Giants in the 1905 World Series, Waite Hoyt did it for the Yankees in the 1921 World Series (allowing two unearned runs), and the Mets' Jon Matlack didn't allow an earned run in his first three postseason starts in 1973 (three unearned).
Did someone say, "CAIN IS ABLE"?
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