Ken Giles is an expressive dude even when he’s pitching well. If you’ve seen him close out Astros games you’ve seem him yell and scream like the “get him a body bag!!” guy in “The Karate Kid.” Stuff like this.
He’s expressive in failure too. Last night he came into a 0-0 game in the ninth inning after Justin Verlander struck out 14 Yankees batters in eight shutout innings. Things didn’t go well for Giles, however, as he gave up a single to Aaron Judge and a double to Didi Gregorius before allowing Gary Sanchez to launch a 423-foot homer to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.
One batter later Aaron Hicks singled and Giles was taken out of the game. As he walked back to the dugout, this was the scene which unfolded:
As David Cone said after the game last night, everyone was hitting Ken Giles last night. Even Ken Giles.