5 reasons to celebrate the .500 San Francisco Giants on Cinco de Mayo

By Matthew Connolly
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Apr 25, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Nori Aoki (23) celebrates his go ahead run in the eleventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Giants defeated the Rockies 5-4 in extra innings. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The offense is making it work 

As ESPN’s Buster Olney pointed out earlier today, the Giants have managed to stay afloat despite being bottom-three in the league in runs scored:

That’s what I call “making it work.” No, the offense has not miraculously come to life, but it is doing better than you might think given that ugly run total. Per FanGraphs, the team’s lineup has been middle-of-the-pack in weighted on-base average (wOBA) and offensive rating (off), which should mean greater success moving forward if they can start hitting with runners in scoring position.

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