Game 3 starters know about hard luck

Frustration, adversity have helped Giants' Matt Cain, Phillies' Cole Hamels mature

Updated: October 19, 2010, 2:52 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Cain and Cole Hamels will report for work on the same pitcher's mound, on the same October stage, Tuesday afternoon. The postseason fate of their two baseball teams -- the 2010 editions of the Giants and Phillies -- may well depend on what happens after they get there.

But these are two 26-year-old pitchers with more in common than the mound they'll both hang out on in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, a series now tied at one win apiece.


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