#24 Best Plays Of 2013: Cain Gets Nailed, Makes Out

By Melissa Felkins

From now, until Christmas day, we’ll be counting down the best plays of 2013 from the San Francisco Giants. We’ll move through the season, starting with earlier in and season, and moving down to the last month of baseball. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the best parts of the 2013 Giants season with us, while we count down some of our favorite plays.

View the full list here as it’s available: #SFGiants 25 Best Plays of 2013

May 21, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher  Cain (18) pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at AT

#24 Cain Nailed; Still Gets The Out

We’ve already covered what a work horse Matt Cain is for the Giants. In a rare win against Tim Hudson, former Atlanta Braves pitcher, and new Giants pitcher, Cain not only showed how solid he was by going 8 innings in the 8-2 win over the Braves, but he showed how much of a man he is. He took a line drive comebacker off his trip, the ran the ball down, threw it behind and around the running, and still managed to get the out at first base.

"Cain delivered his best start of the season despite taking a liner off his hip from the bat of McCann in the second. He recovered and chased the ball down by the first-base line and got the out.“What a great job, a clutch job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We needed a lot of length from our starter tonight and he did more than that. Eight solid innings — especially after getting hit.” via ESPN"