Astros' Ken Giles cursed out manager for pulling him from game

Jose Verdugo
Julio 12, 2018

Former Phillies relief pitcher Ken Giles was optioned by the Astros to triple-A Fresno on Wednesday. Left hander Cionel Perez has been recalled to replace him.

Houston came away with the 6-5 win in a weird walk-off in the 11th inning against the Athletics.

Hinch came to the mound to take out Giles and the television broadcast caught him appearing to curse at Hinch right after he walked by him on his way off the field.

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Hinch pulled Giles in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park after the righty closer gave up two hits without recording an out. He allowed five earned runs in 1⅔ innings in the World Series against the Dodgers.

Giles has had a tumultuous season so far with several poignant negative moments. Nearly more memorable than that was Giles punching himself in the face after giving up four runs to the Yankees in the ninth inning on May 2.

Giles has 12 saves but a 4.99 ERA this season after posting a 2.30 ERA in 2017. He was given the game with a 4-0 Astros lead. In the past offseason, Giles won arbitration for a $4.6 million salary this season.

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