The Stat Line of the Night – 10/28/10 – Matt Cain
Ron Washington may have the best — or creepiest — Halloween costume for this year, but his Rangers are in a 2-0 hole in the World Series after Matt Cain smoked them in game 2 last night.
Just call Matt Cain the new “Mr. October”. Cain shut down the potent Rangers offense, allowing just 4 hits and 2 walks in 7 2/3 innings. He left with a runner on second when Bruce Bochy came out to get him. Cain still has a postseason ERA of zero, as that runner was stranded.
Cain has allowed just one unearned run and 13 hits in 21 1/3 innings in October baseball. He is also now just the eighth starting pitcher in Major League history to allow no earned runs in three straight postseason outings. The opposition is hitting just .173 against him. Are we sure this guy has never been to the playoffs before? It’s an amazing run for the 27-year old.
Don’t be surprised if Texas comes back to take a game and we get to see Matt Cain for the World Series clincher. The way he’s pitching he deserves it. Until then, Cain has The Stat Line of the Night for 10/28/10.