Things haven’t been great for the Phillies former star Ken Giles since going to Houston
Remember when you were a kid and your sibling would take your arm and hit you across the face with it, all while asking you while you’re hitting yourself? Well for former Phillies closer Ken Giles, the question is being asked sans the sibling controling your arm.
The flamethrowing closer was pulled after allowing a home run to Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. Giles, now with the reigning World Series champion Astros, was clearly upset with his performance.
Somehow the Powerade cooler survived Giles’ ordeal. Typically those are the first things to go in a dugout rampage.
Giles hasn’t been the star he promised to be in Philadelphia since the organization traded him to Houston. After owning a 1.56 ERA in 113 games with the Phillies Giles has been hot and cold with the Astros. This season his ERA is a respectable 1.80, but he’s given up 13 home runs since joining the Astros in 2016.
Philadelphia acquired Mark Appel, Harold Arauz, Tom Eshelman, Brett Oberholtzer and Vince Velasquez for the right-hander Giles and prospect Johnathan Arauz after the 2015 season. Appel and Oberholtzer are no longer with the organization, while Eshelman is emerging as a productive prospect within the organization.
Giles saw his ERA inflate to above a 4.00 in his first season with Houston, costing him the closers job. He’s improved for the most part and was a major piece to the Astros World Championship last year.
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