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It's tough to be the best. It takes a lot of work, dedication, and commitment. Your San Francisco Giants are the best at something, and it should be noted.

As of this morning, the Giants have allowed the fewest runs in the National League, 214. That is an accomplishment the team should be proud of. Of course, with the good, sometimes comes the bad. The Giants have scored only 214 runs. That's right, the Giants have scored and allowed the exact same number of runs so far this season. And what makes this so notable is that that is the worst total in the National League. The Giants are first in runs allowed, and last in runs scored.

UPDATE: As one might expect from a team with

so little offense, the Giants came within a hair's breath of being no-hit today. Not for nothing, but this team is pretty much a no-hitter waiting to happen.

As for the last word on the runs differential discussion, talking about a team that outscores its opponents 12-6 is pointless, no team scores 12 runs per game. But a team that posts an average score of 5.1 to 3.8 (like the Dodgers) is, in fact, better than a team that posts an average score of 4.1 to 3.8. (and the Giants aren't even that good). A team that scores over a run per game more than they allow is a juggernaut, and I can't understand how anyone could fail to see that.

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