Giles struck out one in the ninth inning Friday night against the White Sox for the save. Giles didn't have much trouble retiring the side in order, needing just 12 pitches to record save No. 9. The 28-year-old has now tossed nine consecutive scoreless outings and owns a 1.56 ERA with 26 punchouts over 17.1 frames on the year.
Giles struck out all three Rangers batters he faced in the 12th inning Friday en route to his eighth save of the season. All three strikeouts came via swinging third strikes. Giles is among the top relievers in baseball in swinging-strike percentage, and he's now 8-for-9 in save chances. In his last seven appearances, Giles has allowed a total of five hits with zero walks and 12 strikeouts.
Giles earned a win and struck out two batters in a 4-2 victory against the Athletics on Friday. The Blue Jays bullpen gave up the lead in the eighth, but after Giles pitched a scoreless ninth, Toronto earned a walk-off win. Giles has blown one game himself this season, but he has seven saves and a 1-1 record with 2.19 ERA as well. Giles also owns a 1.46 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 12.1 innings this season.
Giles struck out one and allowed three hits and no walks over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the save against the Athletics on Sunday. Giles was called in to preserve a two-run lead with two outs in the eighth inning. Though he allowed a hit that brought in one inherited runner, he managed to hold on to record his seventh save of the season. While he allowed three hits, all of them were singles and one didn't leave the infield. Giles is now 7-for-8 in save opportunities, but his 1.50 WHIP is indicative that he's made things interesting during several of his save chances.
Giles allowed a hit and struck out two batters to earn his sixth save of the season in a 7-4 victory against the Twins on Thursday. Throwing 11 strikes out of 16 pitches, this is the type of work owners want to see out of Giles. He started the season strongly but had allowed three runs in the last 2.1 innings prior to Thursday. He is 6-for-7 in save opportunities with a 3.00 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in nine innings over 11 appearances this season.