The first of Cal's three game set finds the Bears badly needing a win after dropping their forth straight game to San Francisco on Tuesday. Cal sent their fourth starter to the mound while USF sent their ace and the Cal bats couldn't provide any punch in a 6-1 defeat.
Cal will face a much bigger challenge from UCLA. Erik Johnson will take on Gerrit Cole as Johnson looks to bounce back from a 3rd inning implosion against WSU. To find out just what the Bears are up against we went to Ryan from Bruinsnation who plays a big role in probably the best team college baseball coverage you'll find on SBnation. You can read about the UCLA perspective on the series here. Hit the jump for Ryan's answers to our questions and comment away in the game thread. Go Bears!
2- Your three projected starters all have pretty similar stats. Which UCLA pitcher this weekend should Cal fans fear the most?
3- How is UCLA's defense? Cal does a decent job of putting the ball in play - will those hits find holes?
4- Cal will be playing to feel 100% confident in a post-season spot. Does UCLA still have a shot at the Pac-10 title or are the Bruins just playing for seeding purposes right now?