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Do you trust Ken Giles?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by what, May 16, 2017.

  1. kevC

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    Ken Giles FIP is now 1.79, the lowest of his career. He has been straight fire. We're finally seeing the 100 mph flame thrower closer come out.
     
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    Make that 3 for 3.
     
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    Giles has had better fastball command lately. That's been his bug-a-boo so if he can maintain that he should be okay.
     
  4. Joe Joe

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    I count 5-6 last season. So Giles as a closer with Houston, has saved 8 out of 9 of 1-run opportunities in the ninth.

    Granted, I think this is likely dumb luck as he has fared worse in "easier" save situations.
     
  5. bobrek

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    It was good seeing that 100 MPH last night on the broadcast.
     
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    Told y'all!! I, for one, never questioned him.
     
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    I sure hope last night was due to being rusty. I also see a different pitcher on the road.

    Here's his 10 appearances on the road this yr:
    @ SEA 1IP 1H 2BB 2R
    @ OAK 1IP 1H 1R
    @TB 1IP 0H 0R
    @TB 1IP 1H 0R
    @LAA 1IP 3H 1R
    @LAA 1IP 0H 0R
    @NYY 1IP 2H 1BB 1R
    @NYY .1IP 1H 1BB 0R
    @MIA 1IP 0H 1BB 0R
    @Tex 1IP 1H 1R
    TOTALS 9.1 IP 6R 10H 5BB
    *runs in 5 of 10 gms
    *runs in 3 of last 6 gms
     
  10. Nick

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    He's certainly been better at home.

    Context is also something that can be looked at... I believe 5 of those 10 games were not the usual save situation.

    The Astros road dominance has certainly played a role in that.
     
  11. T for 3

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    I trust him a lot more. last night doesn't really change that at all. I asked for consistency, that's what I have gotten. He's serving me a giant plate of crow.
     
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  12. bobrek

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    7 run lead. Facing a borderline hall of famer. Hasn't pitched in a week.
     
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    Hey y'all. What's up?
     
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    told y'all. Again. Sheesh.
     
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    @Tex 1IP 1H 1R 1BB
    *runs in 6 of 11 gms
    *runs in 4 of last 7 gms

    There certainly appears to be a difference in his effectiveness on the road compared to at home thus far. I like how he got his $hit together and took care of business after giving up the run. He's still growing as a closer and the more success he has his confidence will continue to grow.
     
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    New phone. Who this?
     
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    Giles' road ERA is quadruple his home, and road WHIP is triple his home.
     
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    but...but...but...he's only blown 2 saves.
     
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