San Diego — It can’t get much better than a day game in downtown San Diego, the sun shining and the ocean breezes blowing gently. Hello again, everybody, as our friend Skip Caray would say if he were here.
Braves can — and need to — win a series today before they endure the brutal bus ride in rush-hour traffic up to L.A. later this afternoon for a four-game series against the Dodgers that starts tomorrow night at Chavez Ravine.
Derek Lowe will be making his first start at Dodger Stadium since leaving after four seasons in Dodger Blue, but he ain’t expecting anything like the standing ovation he got when he returned to Boston earlier this season.
After all, he never won a World Series with the Dodgers. And there’s the thing with the fan base, which is a bit different than Red Sox Nation.
How many games will Braves win in four-game Dodgers series this weekend?
“They’ll boo me,” he said. “They