Correia leads underrated Padres rotation 

May, 3, 2010
I'll admit that other than the underrated Kevin Correia and brittle Chris Young, I scoffed a bit at the rotation the San Diego Padres planned to feature this season. Well, with a crazy 1.53 ERA in home games, I'm not scoffing anymore!

Innings-eater Jon Garland, twice an 18-game winner in his career, surely couldn't do that again with this offense. Clayton Richard and Wade LeBlanc are young and left-handed, not true overpowering strikeout options, and often raw arms like this do more harm than good. I liked Mat Latos, but what scared me off was the potential for an innings ban on his valuable right arm.

A month into the season the Padres boast a 2.76 team ERA, which is incredible enough, but the Milwaukee Brewers could barely score this past weekend. The Brewers took Saturday's game 2-1, but in the other three games of the series the Padres registered shutouts, winning 9-0, 3-0 and 8-0. Other than picking on patsy Pittsburgh Pirates, the Brewers have hardly been hitting machines, but still, this is impressive, and I suppose sad if you own Prince Fielder.