The defending world champion San Francisco Giants have played 35 games so far in 2011, and the stats, especially offensively, don't look good.
The Giants are hitting .234 as a team (24th out of 30 major league teams). Their on-base percentage is .301 (26th in the majors). Their slugging percentage? A dismal .361 (24th in the majors). And they've scored just 121 runs, placing them higher than only the Padres and Twins in that department.
Without having seen the Giants' win-loss record thus far, and only having those numbers to go by, a Giants fan would cringe at the thought of taking a peek at the standings.
It's okay, Giants fan, you can open your eyes: the Giants are 19-16, a half-game behind the Rockies in the NL West.
How did they pull that off? And what does this mean for the rest of the season? If you're a Giants fan, there's a lot to be optimistic about.