Matt Cain underwent ankle surgery to remove a bone spur

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Matt Cain underwent another surgical procedure, this time to remove a bone spur in his right ankle, per CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly. Per the Giants’ Twitter, Cain will need two months of recovery time.

Cain had season-ending surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow on August 12. He is expected to be ready to rejoin the Giants’ rotation when the 2015 season begins.

Cain, 29, was having the worst season of his career, going 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA and a 70/32 K/BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings across 15 starts. This comes a season after finishing with a 4.00 ERA. He is completing the third year of a six-year, $127.5 million contract extension signed in April 2012.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.