Bochy's praise is partly because of his team's timely hitting. San Francisco leads the Majors with 94 RBIs with two outs.
"We've gotten a lot of clutch hits," Bochy said. "A big hit when we need it."
The Rockies (27-22 after beating Atlanta on Saturday) and the Dodgers (26-24 after Saturday's loss to the Phillies) are the other division teams with a winning record. But don't sell short the Padres (22-27) or the struggling D-backs (19-31), Bochy said.
"It's a strong division," he said. "There's a lot of good pitching in this division. ... We're fortunate that we came out of the chute well. Arizona, they're too good, they just got off to a rough start. San Diego is very similar. I feel the same way I felt in Spring Training. It's a very balanced division."
Willie Bans is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.