"Overall, our starting pitching has been solid," said Padres manager Bud Black.
The Padres have 93 strikeouts in those 79 innings, which ranks second behind the Orioles (105). Half of the 26 earned runs allowed came in a 13-5 loss to the Giants on Sept. 4.
In fact, since Aug. 27, Padres starting pitchers have only lost twice, as Eric Stults -- who made the start Wednesday -- took losses on Aug. 30 and Sept. 4.
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.