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Of all the early bizarro world scenarios we've seen so far — the first-place Indians, the last-place Red Sox — perhaps this one is the most unexpected.

After Randy Wolf(notes) pitched six scoreless innings in a 9-0 victory over Roy Halladay(notes) and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers' starters now hold the best ERA in the National League with a 2.99 mark so far.

Yes, the same Brewers who posted a 4.65 in 2010 when only the Pirates were worse in the NL.

And, yes, the same Brewers who posted that ugly 5.37 ERA in 2009, the worst in baseball and an absolute contention crippler.

Of course, it's still early and the Brewers have only been able to convert that early season success from their starters into a 9-8 record that puts them atop of a bunched-up NL Central. But given that rebuilding the rotation was an offseason priority and that Zack Greinke(notes) hasn't even made a big league start (he had a nice rehab start on Tuesday) and that Chris Narveson(notes) looks like a nice early season surprise, Brewers fans have to feel good about their chances going forward.

Now, about John Axford(notes) ...

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