Cal drops rivalry game to Stanford

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Courtesy of Mackonbaseball

Something wrong has happened to Cal’s baseball team over the last couple weeks. The team, which was riding a hot streak, has gone 5-6 since the announcement that Cal baseball was saved. Who knows if it’s the actual reasoning, but all we know is that Cal is in a major slide right now.

Kevin Miller continues his coming back to earth, as the mid week starter has thrown out two clunkers in his past 3 starts. This one involved him giving up 8 runs in just 5.1 innings of work, putting Cal in an impossible hole before the bats had even woke up.

The lone bright spot was from Michael Theofanopoulos, the freshman. The former Foothill High School standout hit a 3 run home run to open up the scoring for Cal, the first home run of his career. It still was nowhere near enough, as Cal fell by the eventual final score of 9-5.

It’s not time to panic just yet. The Bears have had struggles, but it’s been against premier teams. The weekend series against an Oregon team that is decent, but not great, should provide a test to see if this Bear team is as good as we thought they were in the beginning of the year. Baseball is a game of hot streaks and cold streaks, so the coming weeks should be valuable to see how the Bears recover from their first real cold streak of the year. Go Bears!