Astros' Giles sent to Triple A after meltdown

Rex Christensen
July 12, 2018

Back on May 27, Giles was given an 8-3 lead vs. Cleveland in the ninth inning before allowing three earned runs as part of an Indians rally. When manager A.J. Hinch pulled him from the game, Giles muttered what looked like an expletive as he was leaving the mound.

It was the second major outburst of the year for the right-hander, who punched himself in the face as he left the mound after another bad performance earlier in the season.

Houston came away with the 6-5 win in a freaky walk-off in the 11th inning against the Athletics. He was given the game with a 4-0 Astros lead. "He was pretty mad in the dugout". I didn't hear anything.

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Giles has had a tumultuous season so far with several poignant negative moments.

The righhander has a 4.99 ERA with 12 saves and 21 strikeouts this season. Giles was replaced by Hector Rondon, and the A's tied the game. He allowed five earned runs in 1⅔ innings in the World Series against the Dodgers. The Cuban signed a $2 million contract with Houston in 2016 and has been sensational in Double-A, posting a 6-1 record with a 1.98 ERA and 1.11 WHIP while fanning 83 in 68.1 innings.

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