San Francisco Giants: Why Aubrey Huff Will Have Another Solid Season in 2011

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San Francisco Giants: Why Aubrey Huff Will Have Another Solid Season in 2011
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Aubrey Huff is off to a slow start, but there's reason to believe he'll be okay

Through the first 31 games of the 2011 season, Aubrey Huff, the Giants' home run and RBI leader from 2010, is hitting just .204 with three home runs and 16 RBI.

There have been calls for Bruce Bochy to bench the first baseman, or at least give him a couple of days off to clear his head.

Coming into Tuesday night's series opener with the Mets in New York, Huff was 0 for his previous 20 plate appearances.

Then in the 10th inning of a 6-6 game, Huff crushed a fastball off the facade in right field to put the Giants ahead for good.

Since that game-winning homer, Huff is 3-8 with a long double and two singles.

Expect more where that came from.

While many have looked at Huff's career stats and concluded that he's inconsistent, hitting over .300 with 30-plus homers one year, then hitting .241 with 15 homers the next, there's a lot more in those numbers that show he's primed for another great season in 2011 ...

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