SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Cain was out early Sunday, jogging on the field to test his hamstring one last time.
"He's pitching tomorrow, which is good news," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He was throwing the ball well before this happened. We hope that carries over to tomorrow's game."
There's good injury news with another hamstring, too. Angel Pagan was 1-for-3 last night for Triple-A Sacramento and will play seven more innings tonight. He'll play one more rehab game on Monday, return to AT&T park on Tuesday, and ideally be in the lineup Wednesday. That's the current plan.
Pagan was listed high in the PR notes the Giants put out because of something the rest of the Giants did yesterday. The big win late Saturday was the second this season in which the Giants won after falling behind in extra innings. They also did it against Colorado on May 7. The Giants have pulled that comeback feat off just once in the seven previous seasons: Pagan's walk-off inside-the-park homer.
--- Speaking of walk-offs, congratulations to UCSB's baseball team and Gauchos across the world. Line those couches up.
--- Bochy said he talked to Jeff Samardzija today about his recent string of short starts.
"Yesterday he probably wasn't as aggressive in the strike zone and maybe not quite mixing up his pitches as much as he did early," Bochy said.
Bochy added that Samardzija is doing some fine-tuning with his cutter, which was such a dominant pitch for him early on but hasn't been lately.
--- The probables for the Brewers series: Cain vs. Chase Anderson; Madison Bumgarner vs. Matt Garza; Johnny Cueto vs. Jimmy Nelson.
--- The Giants didn't take BP today because they met with a guy from the Players Association. Cain was reelected as the team's union rep.