Aubrey Huff contributes
Sep/05/12 08:48 AM Filed in: Aubrey Huff
As Monday's walk-off celebration unfolded, Aubrey Huff did not attempt his Renaldo Nehemiah act leaping over the rail.
"I waited until everyone cleared out and I walked with my cane up the steps," said Huff, who had a hand in the comeback against Arizona that preceded Marco Scutaro's game-ending single.
With the Giants down 7-4, Huff opened the seventh with a pinch single, which led to a run. What might seem like one measly single to some was huge for Huff, who had only nine hits in a season marred by emotional issues and a knee injury sustained during the celebration of Matt Cain's perfect game. Huff had no hits since June 10.
"I felt so dislodged from the team the last three months," Huff said. "I felt terrible that I wasn't able to do more. I just wanted to stay out of the way. To be able to be out there and feel part of it felt great."
Huff is playing what are likely his final weeks with the Giants, completing a two-year, $22 million contract that brought the team very little after he was a huge part of the 2010 championship team. He still believes he can help, though.
"If I could go out there and get some big hits down the stretch, it would be huge," he said.
Huff struck out looking as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning Tuesday.