The San Francisco Giants are finishing up a disappointing season marred by major injuries and an inept offense. The Giants entered 2011 in a fantastic position to attempt to defend their World Series title into October. They were returning their vaunted pitching staff and would have a full season of the reigning Rookie of the Year and a slimmed-down, determined Pablo Sandoval.
To say that the season didn't quite go as planned would be an understatement. With the injuries to Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez, the Giants struggled to field a consistent lineup and the holes in the lineup left by those two were glaringly obvious in August.
The season is not over. The Giants stand at seven games behind Arizona and six behind Atlanta in the wild-card race. Stranger things have happened in baseball, but at this point it is a long shot that they can take over either team.
Here are five things that the Giants can still accomplish in September.