The hits just keep on coming for the San Francisco Giants this season. Starting pitcher Matt Cain will be the latest Bay Area star to go on the disabled list. 

The team’s Twitter account provides the details:

The news comes just one day after Cain suffered the injury in a 10-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Cain was taken out of the game immediately after taking a line drive to the right forearm. 

Cain had pitched 3.1 innings with seven hits and three earned runs before the incident. 

Despite those poor numbers, Cain remains one of the Giants’ most prized assets. The team is in last place in the National League West, but Cain has been the team’s most effective starter behind Madison Bumgarner.

He has pitched 156.1 innings this year with an ERA of 4.43 and WHIP of 1.14. His record currently stands at 8-8. Now the Giants will be forced to find a suitable replacement for the 28-year-old. 

Dealing with injuries is nothing new for the Giants this season, though. Cain will be joining pitchers Chad Gaudin and Jeremy Affeldt on the DL. Outfielder Angel Pagan leads the list of other important players that are currently out of commission. 

Just one season removed from sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series, the Giants are the latest example of how quickly the injury bug can force a team to fall from grace.

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