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Astros closer Ken Giles falters in Game 4 of World Series, says he ‘let the team down’ | USAT

Giles was fantastic in the regular season, pitching to a 2.30 ERA and converting 34 of 38 save opportunities.

However, it’s been a different story in the playoffs. After being charged with three runs and not getting an out in Game 4, Giles’ postseason ERA rose to 11.74.

Giles has given up runs in six of his seven postseason appearances this month. That’s not good.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:07 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:15 PM (#5564919)
What are the chances he pitches in a close game the rest of the way? If a game goes 12 innings or something that’s one thing but at this point how much can Hinch trust him? He’s a good pitcher, I’d assume this is something mechanical that needs a pretty minor tweak but I can’t imagine that can get dealt with right now.
   2. The Duke Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:19 PM (#5564920)
He did let his team down - no doubt about that
   3. Bote Man Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:42 PM (#5564946)
Could it be the texture of the balls?
   4. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:43 PM (#5564950)
Hinch let the team down by putting him in.
   5. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:52 PM (#5564965)
The whole offense let the team down last night.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 29, 2017 at 06:27 PM (#5565008)
The only way Giles sees the mound for the rest of the World Series is if there is a catastrophic virus that wipes out the bullpen in the middle of the game....or the Astros are trailing by 6+ runs in the 9th inning.
   7. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 29, 2017 at 06:40 PM (#5565010)
Why do they still treat him like the closer?
   8. PeteF3 Posted: October 29, 2017 at 07:36 PM (#5565028)
"They" meaning the Astros? They're not anymore. Hinch has come out and said that Giles is no longer closing.
   9. BDC Posted: October 29, 2017 at 09:07 PM (#5565132)
Ach, Giles gave up one run in July. He gave up one run in August. He gave up two runs in September. And then 12 in October. Things happen. I’m not sure anyone knew the magic moment to give up on him.
   10. Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: October 29, 2017 at 09:29 PM (#5565180)
Hinch let the team down by putting him in.
Also, the dude who gave up the three-run gopher ball wasn't Giles.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: October 29, 2017 at 10:35 PM (#5565362)
I’m not sure anyone knew the magic moment to give up on him.

About 10 runs ago. :-)

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