Let's hope Vander Tuig starts stringing together quality starts as UCLA approaches crunch time. Photo Credit: Scott Wu
The Bruins got their weekend road trip to Berkeley started right, with a 7-2 win over the Golden Bears in Friday's opener. Today's game will give UCLA an opportunity to boost their regular season resume, with a road series win up for the taking. But more importantly, if the Bruins can pick up a series sweep over Cal, it will help UCLA close to game on conference-leader Oregon heading into the final week of the season and give the Bruins a good shot at repeating as Pac-12 champs.
In any event, turning to today's game, Nick Vander Tuig (7-3) will take the hill for the Bruins, facing off against Cal's Justin Jones (4-7). For more information on the series match-up, check out Ryan's series preview here. The game gets started at 1 p.m. PST and you can listen to it live here, or follow it on UCLA's official GameTracker here, or follow Ryan's UCLA baseball Twitter feed here.
Fire away with your thoughts, observations, and takes as the Bruins get underway in Berkeley.