Sport A.J. Hinch on Ken Giles' outburst: 'It if turns out it was at me, we'll talk about it'

13:15  11 july  2018
13:15  11 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Astros reliever Ken Giles wasn't happy when he was taken out of Houston's matchup with the Athletics Tuesday.

He was so unhappy, he appeared to yell an expletive at Astros manager A.J. Hinch on his way off the mound. It's unclear what exactly was said, but he certainly had some choice words for his manager. Twitter user @ScottEMarvin first pointed the incident out.

Giles came in with a 4-0 lead in the top of the ninth against the A's, but allowed three straight singles to load the bases and was promptly removed for Hector Rondon.

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"I' ll be ready to go tomorrow." Hinch said the club has not broached disabled list talk yet, but added the inactivity is concerning. "As it grows a little bit longer, we don't want him to miss too much time," Hinch said.

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All three runs scored and Oakland tied the game 4-4, which ultimately forced extra innings. Houston ultimately won 6-5 in 11 innings.

Hinch commented on the incident post-game.

"I did hear about it," he said, via the Houston Chronicle. "He was pretty mad in the dugout. I don't know man. That stuff happens in the heat of battle. I'll have to look at it.

"He can let me know if it was directed at me. I didn't hear anything. You can certainly understand I'll address it. It if turns out it was at me, we'll talk about it."

Giles has had a tumultuous season so far with several poignant negative moments. The first incident of note came May 2 when the reliever allowed a three-run, go-ahead homer to Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and was saddled with a loss. He promptly punched himself in the face on his way off the mound.

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It turns out there were other options, but they just weren’t the Astros’ regular relievers. The Astros are World Series champions because Hinch didn’t adhere to the standard bullpen roles, in the hopes that this time, Ken Giles would have it figured out , or this time, Chris Devenski could be trusted

Then, May 27, Giles came into the game with an 8-3 lead in the ninth over the Indians and allowed three runs to score before leaving without recording an out. The game was ultimately tied and the Astros lost in extra innings.

Between those two games and the one Tuesday, Giles allowed 10 earned runs while tallying one out. He has allowed 17 runs all season in 34 appearances.

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