Zack Greinke (14-3, 2.79) vs. Matt Cain (8-9, 4.37).our magic number got stuck on six last night. No worries, as the Diamondbacks sit idle tonight, we can see if Greinke can continue to walk on water (not just in a swimming pool, either), and extend his streak of eight straight starts with six innings or more or work, and two or fewer ER yielded.
Cain? Not only is he off to his worst ERA+ year ever (currently 77, over 40 points under his career average and his first sub-100 season), but he's looking to reprise his last outing against the Dodgers, a 10-2 loss on July 5 in which Cain lasted only 2.1 IP and gave up 8 ER. If Cain works really hard tonight, I think he can surpass 8 ER. Let's help him out, shall we? Abracadabra!