Giles struck out the side and gave up one hit in the ninth inning to nail down a save in a 7-5 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.
While he hasn't posted very many saves pitching for the Blue Jays, Giles has been effective in other categories including strikeouts. This was the seventh time this season Giles struck out three batters in one appearance. He has 57 punchouts along with a 1.64 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 33 frames this season and is also 14-for-15 in save opportunities.
Giles entered Wednesday's game in a non-save situation in the eighth inning, allowing one run on two hits and a walk over an inning of relief while striking out one.
The run ended up being costly -- without it, the Jays would have tied the game in the top of the ninth -- but it was at least encouraging to see Giles back on the mound. Assuming he's over the nerve irritation in his elbow that had kept him on the shelf since July 4, the right-hander should resume his closing duties for Toronto, although trade rumors continue to circle him.
Giles (elbow) said he's good to go for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
As expected, Giles will be available out of the bullpen Wednesday after experiencing no issues during a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. Manager Charlie Montoyo said he's open to using Giles on back-to-back days, as long as the closer feels good about it. Through 31 appearances this season, Giles owns a stellar 1.45 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 53:9 K:BB to go along with 13 saves.
Giles (elbow) won't be available to throw Tuesday against the Red Sox, but he will be ready to pitch Wednesday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Giles felt great following Tuesday's 20-pitch bullpen session, though the Blue Jays will hold him out of one more contest before allowing him to pitch in a game. He's posted a stellar 1.45 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 53 punchouts over 31 innings this season.
Giles (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and "felt great," Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. He may be available to pitch Tuesday night against the Red Sox.
Giles has been held out so far in the second half due to nerve inflammation in his elbow, but he appears to be ready to return after Tuesday's side session went off without a hitch. The Blue Jays have yet to confirm Giles' availability, however.
Giles (elbow) resumed throwing off flat ground Monday but won't be available in relief in the Blue Jays' series opener with the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Giles has yet to make an appearance in the second half after experiencing nerve inflammation in his elbow following a recent massage, but Toronto remains optimistic that the closer will avoid a trip to the injured list. Though the hard-throwing righty admitted he felt rusty while playing catch Monday, he reported no physical issues during the workout. Giles could take another step forward Tuesday by completing a bullpen session, which could be enough for the Blue Jays to clear him for game action.
Giles will be unavailable for Sunday's game against the Yankees while he deals with nerve inflammation in his right elbow, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.
Giles apparently developed the injury after receiving a massage over the All-Star break and went unused in Saturday's 2-1 win, even though a save opportunity was available. Daniel Hudson stepped in to record the final four outs of the contest en route to notching his second save, but it's unclear if he'll be the top option at the back end of the bullpen Sunday after tossing 35 pitches. The Blue Jays are calling Giles' injury a day-to-day issue and hope he'll avoid a trip to the 10-day injury list.
Giles will not undergo an MRI on his sore right elbow, Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star reports.
Giles was unavailable during a save situation Saturday against the Yankees due to a minor issue stemming from a massage he received over the All-Star break. He downplayed the issue, calling it, "Nothing serious. Just a little fatigue." He's considered day-to-day.
Giles is day-to-day with nerve inflammation in his elbow that he apparently suffered while getting a massage over the All-Star break, Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star reports.
We should be skeptical of the Blue Jays' claim that Giles is day-to-day, given the nature and location of the injury and the fact that Toronto would probably like to trade their closer before the deadline if possible. The Blue Jays had a save situation Saturday, and Daniel Hudson picked up the save, but not before he allowed a run on two hits and a walk in 1.1 innings.
Giles took the loss against the Red Sox on Thursday, pitching one inning and giving up one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one batter.
Giles came on in the ninth inning with the score tied 7-7 and served up a one-out solo home run to Marco Hernandez to suffer the loss. Despite the disappointing outing, the 28-year-old has been among the most steady closers in baseball this season, converting 13 of 14 save opportunities while maintaining a 1.45 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 53:9 K:BB in 31 innings.
Giles struck out one without allowing a baserunner over an inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Giles was called upon to protect a three-run lead in the ninth inning and had little trouble doing so on his way to his 13th save of the campaign. After needing seven pitches to strike out Christian Vazquez, Giles made quick work of Jackie Bradley and Michael Chavis to close out the contest. Giles continues to pitch well, as he now has a 1.20 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with 52 strikeouts across 30 innings for the season.
Giles secured the save Saturday against the Red Sox despite giving up a run on one hit and one walk in one inning, though he did strike out three.
Giles issued a walk to Mookie Betts, who stole second base and subsequently scored on Xander Bogaerts' two-out, ground-rule double. Giles then struck out J.D. Martinez on five pitches with the tying run on second base to end the game. The run breaks a string of 17 straight scoreless outings for the right-hander, and he now has a 1.33 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 47:8 K:BB while converting 12 of 13 save chances.
Giles (elbow) was activated from the injured list Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Giles faced hitters earlier in the week and experienced no issues, clearing the way for him to return after a minimum stay on the injured list with elbow inflammation. The 28-year-old, who compiled a 1.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 42:7 K:BB and 11 saves in 25 innings prior to landing on the shelf, should immediately reclaim his role as Toronto's closer, pushing Joe Biagini, Daniel Hudson and Tim Mayza back to setup jobs. Justin Shafer was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.
Giles (elbow) threw 22 pitches to hitters Wednesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Giles is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list Friday. Assuming his elbow remains free of setbacks Thursday, he's expected to do so.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Monday that Giles (elbow) has resumed playing catch and isn't expected to spend longer than the 10-day minimum on the injured list, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Giles hasn't pitched for the Blue Jays since June 5, but because he wasn't placed on the IL until a week later, his stint is effective June 11. That means he won't be eligible for reinstatement until Friday, so if Montoyo's prediction holds true, Giles should be activated ahead of the Blue Jays' weekend series in Boston. Due to the brevity of his stay on the IL, Giles will likely be immediately reinstalled as Toronto's closer.
Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation Wednesday.
Giles hadn't been showing any effects of the injury of late, striking out 10 batters over 4.1 scoreless innings in his last four appearances. He does not expect to miss more than the minimum 10 days, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Joe Biagini and Tim Mayza are the top candidates for save chances while Giles remains unavailable. Jordan Romano's contract was purchased in a corresponding move.
Giles is not listed on the lineup card prior to Wednesday's game against the Orioles, indicating that he's likely been placed on the 10-day injured list with an undisclosed injury, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
It's not clear exactly what Giles is dealing with. He had a sore wrist late in May, though he seemed to be over the issue. Joe Biagini and/or Tim Mayza could get save chances while Giles is unavailable. Jordan Romano has been called up in a corresponding move.
Giles recorded a four-out save with three strikeouts and two walks during a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday.
The Blue Jays tried to get 29-year-old Joe Biagini through a second inning Tuesday night. After giving up a homer to begin the eighth, Biagini recorded the next two outs, but then another single forced the Blue Jays to turn to Giles. The Toronto closer walked his first hitter and then let two Yankees reach in the ninth, but he pitched out of trouble both times to nail down the save. Giles is 11-for-12 in save chances with a 1.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 24 innings this season.
Giles (wrist) tossed a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox. He surrendered a base hit and recorded a strikeout in the 16-pitch appearance.
Giles wasn't available for the series opener Monday due to a sore right wrist, but the Jays' willingness to use him in the 10th inning of a tied ballgame Wednesday implies that his health is no longer a concern. With a 1.31 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 32:5 K:BB in 20.2 innings, Giles has performed about as well as his backers could have hoped, but the 20-30 Jays' losing ways have presented him with just 11 save chances.
Giles wasn't available for Monday's 12-2 loss to the Red Sox due to a sore right wrist, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.
Giles' wrist was hurting after he took a fall at some point during the Blue Jays' victory over the White Sox on Sunday, when he notched a four-out save. The lopsided nature of the Victoria Day matinee game suggests Giles wouldn't have been used regardless of his health, but his status remains uncertain heading into Tuesday's game. Should a save situation arise, Joe Biagini would likely rank as the top ninth-inning option if Giles requires another day off.
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