California Golden Bears (14-16, 3-7) at Arizona State Sun Devils (18-13, 8-5)
Packard Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
Audio: KALX (90.7 FM)
Video: Pac-12 Digital
With a decent record of 6-8 against ranked opponents so far this year, the Bears have a decent RPI and the aspiration to return to post season play. Against good but not great (unranked) opponents these past two weeks, the Bears have been edged in 4 consecutive games, including the last two by a run in the 10th inning.
Senior lefty Kyle Porter will try to be the stopper for the Bears as they hope to bounce back from another tough loss on Friday night, which the Bears allowed the winning run to reach and advance to 2nd via yet another defensive miscues in the 10th. After the Bears managed to escape a bases loaded and no out situation in the bottom of the 9th - thanks to a big K and then an ASU baserunning interference mistake that may have been caused by the Bears playing 5 infielders (it was an awkward collision between the ASU baserunner going from 1st to 2nd and two Cal infielders). What kind of crazy shenanigan will happen tonight?
Cal Tentative Line-Up
No. Pos. Player 2014 Stats
27 CF Devin Pearson, So. .182, 9 RBI, 0 HR
25 RF Brian Celsi, So. .304, 8 RBI, 0 HR
33 DH Devon Rodriguez, Sr. .260, 14 RBI, 1 HR
19 1B Nick Halamandaris, So. .243, 10 RBI, 1 HR
2 SS Derek Campbell, Jr. .264, 12 RBI, 5 HR
6 3B Chris Paul, Jr. .247, 1 RBI, 0 HR
21 2B Brenden Farney, Jr. .354, 14 RBI, 0 HR
30 C Mitchell Kranson, So. .215, 8 RBI, 0 HR
22 LF Vince Bruno, Sr. .282, 8 RBI, 2 HR
16 LHP Kyle Porter, Sr. (Sat.) 4-2, 2.72 ERA
42 RHP Ryan Mason (Sun.) 2-0, 3.15 ERA
The tentative starter for the Sun Devils tonight is sophomore left-hander Ryan Kellogg (3-2, 4.56 ERA).
Guess which two Pac-12 teams have the most big leaguers right now? (Source: Baseball America)
Arizona State lead all colleges with 11 current big leaguers, Bears are tied for 4th with 8 (amongst the other schools that the Bears are tie with include one Leland Stanford Junior University). Pac-12 doesn't have as many players as the SEC but SEC have more schools.