The San Francisco are keeping hope alive by winning close games amidst turmoil on the injury front.  Buster Posey is out for the season and Freddy Sanchez's season status is still unknown. 

However, in a recent four game series against the Cincinnati Reds, the Giants unbelievably took two out of the four games despite not producing much offense, but once again getting great pitching performances.

In the first game, Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitched a marvelous game, allowing only one run, only for the Giants to be shut out by the Reds' Johnny Cuento 3-0. 

In the second game, the Giants eeked out a final at-bat win on Nate Schierholtz's two-out single in the ninth, to win 3-2.  Unfortunately, it was the same game in which Freddy Sanchez got injured diving for a ball. 

The third game was the only game the Giants couldn't keep it close.  Ace Tim Lincecum continued his poor June play by 7 runs in only 4 innings leading to a 10-2 loss for the Giants.

In the fourth game, the Giants came back from two runs to win 4-2 over the Reds.  Aubrey Huff came alive with 3 hits and Nate Schierholtz delivered in the clutch again to drive in the winning run.

The status of Freddy Sanchez is still a mystery as he will see multiple specialists to decide on a course of treatment for his injured shoulder.  If surgery is needed for his ligament or labrum, then Sanchez will likely be out for the season. 

Posey is already out for the season with an ankle and lower leg injury.

However, fans can look forward to the return of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, recovering from a hamate bone injury. 

Giants General Manager Brian Sabean also signed free agent infielder Bill Hall.  Although Hall doesn't hit for average with career 0.249 average, he does have power with 18 homeruns last year for the Boston Red Sox and had one season for the Milwaukee Brewers with 35 homeruns in 2006. 

Hall can play multiple infield position, give manager Bruce Bochy many options for the lineup with Sandoval also able to play catcher. 

And despite these injuries, the Giants remain in first place in the National League West with a 37-29 record, just one game over second place Arizona Diamondbacks.