If I told you that a quarter of the way into the 2011 season, the Giants were last in the National League in runs, second to last in on-base percentage, their best hitter was on the DL and Madison Bumgarner had the worst record in all of baseball, would you believe me if I said that they were still leading their division by a game-and-a-half?
Nearly everything that could have gone wrong for the Giants this season has. Buster Posey is in a major sophomore slump, Aubrey Huff is only batting .219 and the team has suffered multiple injuries, including a broken hand for Pablo Sandoval, who happened to be their best hitter until he went on the DL.
The pitching is solid, but as mentioned before, Bumgarner is off to a horrible start, and the bullpen has been a little bit shaky.
Yet San Francisco still sits on top of the NL West with a 22-17 record. The Giants face the second-place Colorado Rockies on Monday, a team that they are 5-1 against.
Here is a look at the primary areas where the Giants have done both well and not well this season.