So far this young season, the Colorado Rockies have done what it takes to be a winning team.
Their lineup continues to tear the cover off the ball, ranking 4th in the league in runs scored, with cleanup hitter Troy Tulowitzki leading the majors in home runs with seven.
The club has also pitched well for the most part, headed by Jhoulys Chacin, who is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA.
As a result, wins have come early and often.
In fact, the Rockies have the best record in the majors through 18 games at 13-5, and sit three games ahead of the defending champion San Francisco Giants for 1st place in the National League West.
However, the Rockies aren't satisfied with just a good start.
"This year we can do some pretty special things, I think we can battle for a World Series title, and hopefully we get a chance to be in the World Series a couple of times," says Carlos Gonzalez.
While the Giants did take 2 of 3 from the Rockies in the first series between these two division rivals this season, the defending champs know the Rockies are a team they will be battling with all season for postseason contention.
"We know we're going to see these guys a lot and it's going to be a battle until the end, and we know what we're in for," says Freddy Sanchez, the Giants 2nd Baseman.
And the feeling is mutual from the Rockies' point of view.
"There's a reason why (the Giants) are the defending world champions, good pitching, good hitting, and just a good ball club," says Troy Tulowitzki.
The Rockies don't have to wait long before facing the Giants again. The two sides will meet on May 6-8 in San Francisco.
Before that, Rockies are on the road starting this weekend in Florida, and next week in Chicago, before coming back home to face Pittsburgh.