Starting with the starters …

MLB.com beat writer Corey Brock on the #Padres: “But how about that starting pitching?”

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We’ve talked (a lot) about the Padres revamped offense, and rightfully so. Through the first 10 games, the offense is notably better than a year ago and we’ve already seen the contributions of Matt Kemp and Justin Upton in the middle of the lineup so far.

But how about that starting pitching?

After Wednesday’s victory over the D-backs, Padres starting pitchers have a 2.44 ERA in their first 59 1/3 innings this year, which is the best mark in the National League and the third-best in baseball, trailing the Tigers and A’s.

The team will begin its third turn through the rotation on Friday when the Padres open a three-game series at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, but so far the early returns from the starters have been very good.

And consider that Ian Kennedy, the team’s No. 4 starter is on the disabled list. Odrisamer Despaigne has filled in…

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