I was going over ESPN's expanded standings today and noticed a couple of interesting things. First: the Rangers have been really good so far. They have a +46 run differential through 13 games. That is unreal. St. Louis is next at +31 and then the Braves at +18. Pretty good right?
The next thing I noticed was the Braves have scored the second most runs in baseball at 75, behind the Rangers 79 and St. Louis is at 73. No one else in the NL has more than 60. The problem with that is the Braves are scoring in bunches but the pitching hasn't been spectacular yet, though it hasn't been truly bad either. The Braves have allowed the fifth most runs in the NL though the teams ahead of them are all 7 or more runs higher so the Braves are right at the end of the middle group.
So my question is, having not expected the offense to be truly elite and yet it has been, but having expected the pitching staff to be above average and it hasn't been, which do you think will be more likely to continue: the offense being good or the pitching being bad? Discuss!