Twitter reacts to Ken Giles punching himself in head after blowing game
Ken Giles took his frustration out on himself after allowing four runs to the New York Yankees in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game, earning him some ridicule.
Giles entered a scoreless game in the ninth inning after Justin Verlander pitched an outstanding eight innings. He allowed a single to Aaron Judge, a double to Didi Gregorious, got a strikeout, and then he gave up a 3-run home run to Gary Sanchez. Aaron Hicks followed with a single of his own and that was the last batter Giles faced.
After being pulled from the game, Giles appeared to punch himself in the head.
Uh, did Ken Giles just punch himself in the face? pic.twitter.com/Y8kbDIDVtl
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 2, 2018
Following Giles’ implosion, Twitter had fun with the inability of the Astros closer to keep the game scoreless.
Jesus…that clip of Ken Giles punching himself in the face…yea…the Yanks will do that to ya.
— Tovarish (@TovarishSR) May 2, 2018
ive always wanted someone to give Ken Giles a good punch in the face but i never thought the person id be thanking would be…. Ken Giles
— It Is A Mystery (@apiscisaustrini) May 2, 2018
Ken Giles at his house tonight pic.twitter.com/hxtALcER9L
— Jake Montgomery (@JakeM0NTGOMERY) May 2, 2018
Charles Barkley should ask Ken Giles to punch Draymond Green in the face.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) May 2, 2018
OMG Ken Giles just punched himself in the face as he left the field. That was the greatest thing I've ever seen. Gary Sanchez just caused a guy to punch himself in the face
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) May 2, 2018
The Astros when Ken Giles comes storming through the dugout pic.twitter.com/lnyV2ldmmb
— The Yankee Fan (@YankeeLiveTweet) May 2, 2018
Giles struggled with effectiveness during last year’s World Series run by the Astros, losing his job as the closer along the way. However, he has gotten off to a strong start so far this season. Prior to Tuesday’s game, Giles had allowed just two earned runs in 10 innings.