Ken Giles Punches Self in Face After Giving Up 9th-Inning HR to Gary Sanchez

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 2, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 30:  Ken Giles #53 of the Houston Astros reacts after striking out Aaron Hicks #31 of the New York Yankees to end the game at Minute Maid Park on April 30, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 2-1.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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To say Houston Astros closer Ken Giles was hard on himself after allowing a go-ahead home run to New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez would be an understatement.

Sanchez sent a first-pitch slider over the center-field wall to bring three runs home and put the Yankees up 3-0 Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. Astros manager A.J. Hinch removed Giles shortly thereafter, and Giles took out his frustration on his own chin.

YES Network showed Giles punching himself in the jaw before slamming a bat down in the dugout:

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Gary Sanchez delivered the knockout punch, then Ken Giles delivered his own. https://t.co/SP5MOqmPxt

New York went on to win the game 4-0. Giles was responsible for all four runs after having allowed just two runs in his first 11 appearances this year.


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