Well it has turned out to be a decent week for the Bruins so far in Berkeley. Bruins (40-11, 15-8) were a little sloppy yesterday but did more than enough to pull away from the Golden Bears (27-21, 11-12) and reach the 40-win mark for the first time in a season since going 45-21-1 in 1997. We are now streaking a bit. UCLA has won 6 straight games and 8 consecutive Pac-10 contests. UCLA has won every conference road series on their schedule for the first time since the Pac-8 became the Pac-10.
Yesterday's win was another milestone as Bruins for the first time have won every conference road series on their schedule since the Pac-8 became the Pac-10. All of that is not too shabby but as we often say here on BN, now is not the time to get comfortable and get in some kind of late season funk. Hope the Bruins can keep it going and continue to position themselves for a national seed in the NCAA tournament.
The first pitch is scheduled for this afternoon at 1:00 pm PST. Rob Rasmussen (7-2, 3.15 ERA) will get the start for UCLA opposite Cal's Justin Jones (9-4, 3.76 ERA). You can also follow along with GameTracker, get updates on Ryan's UCLA baseball twitter, or follow the thread here as LA Bruin and number of other BNers who keep chiming in with period updates. With those links let get this started as our game thread with updates, thoughts, analysis and anything else.