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DBD 6.21.2011 The Last Minute DBD

Where is everybody at? Not a single DBD has been written this morning and it's almost 8 o'clock. Since this is last minute DBD, you get Nick's preview of the Cal Baseball game today.

Keys to the game

1. Keep Naquin off the basepaths: See above.

2. Get Wacha out of the ball game early:  Like, say, after five innings.  The Bears did pretty well to get Danny Hultzen removed after six and third innings, but we can't settle for a moral victory.  This time we need actual runs against the opposition's starting pitcher.  And if they can chase Wacha then A&M's iffy bullpen will have to come up big.  A&M relievers have already been beaten up twice in the playoffs, including an epic 23-9 loss to Florida St.  As soon as starter Josh Stilson left yesterday's game after 8 innings the Aggies were unable to record another out before USC walked off with the win.

3. More great defense: Cal was only in the game with Virginia for so long because of defense - two great double plays, a heads-up throw home by Devon Rodriguez, a sliding catch by Austin Booker to save a run and rob extra bases, amongst other solid plays. The Bears will likely have to be just as good, if not better against the Aggies.  Texas A&M is also a team that likes to try to steal bases, so there will be lots of pressure on Cal's battery to curtail the running game.

Enjoy the day losers.

The opinions expressed in a FanPost are, in every way, reflective of the opinions of every California Golden Blogs Marshawnthusiast. Moreover, they are reflective of every employee of SBNation, including Tyler "Blez" Bleszinski.

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