Astros' Ken Giles appears to have choice words for A.J. Hinch after blowing ninth-inning lead


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.

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

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.

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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