Giles had converted his first three save opportunities for the Blue Jays in 2019, extending his streak to 34 games, until faltering on April 11th at Fenway Park, squandering a one-run ninth-inning lead and being charged with a 7-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Over the first half, he was the Jays’ greatest pitcher, going 1-2 with 13 saves and a 1.45 ERA, allowing only 22 hits in 31 innings while striking out 53 batters.
Marcus Stroman, on the other hand, has been chosen to represent the Blue Jays in the 2019 All-Star Game.
With Toronto going nowhere, it was evident that he was a target for a trade before the deadline, and when he failed to come out to protect a two-run lead against the Yankees on July 13th, some may have assumed it was because he had just been dealt to a contender.
However, the reason was more mundane: he was suffering from discomfort in his elbow, which was supposedly caused by a botched message during the All-Star break. In his absence, Hudson was able to complete the victory.
While Hudson was moved and went on to win the World Series with the Washington Nationals, he stayed with the Jays. In 53 games, he was 2-3,1.87 with 23 saves in 24 chances and 83 strikeouts in 53 innings.
Is Ken Giles Married?
Yes. In 2015, Ken Giles married Estela Pion, a former University of Arizona softball pitcher.