Matt Cain a late scratch from start due to cut finger
Due to a cut on the index finger of his pitching hand, Giants scheduled starting pitcher Matt Cain is a late scratch. Yusmeiro Petit will start instead.
Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain was scheduled to take the mound Tuesday night against San Diego, but he's instead a late scratch due to cutting his right index finger. Yusmeiro Petit gets the nod in Cain's absence. The Giants made the official announcement and gave no further details.
Cain, 29, is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 31 innings this season.
As far as Cain's next scheduled start, without knowing the severity of the cut, there's no way to know. This isn't a "toughness" issue. If a pitcher has a cut or blister on the index finger of his pitching hand it will significantly hamper his ability to make quality pitches. So it'll need to heal before Cain can pitch again.
UPDATE: And here you go:
Cain cut right index finger in clubhouse kitchen. Said to be fine, but obviously can't pitch with even a small cut where he releases ball.— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) April 30, 2014
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