Giles falters again, Astros lose to Dodgers in Game 4

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Giles was charged with three runs without getting an out, inflating his postseason ERA to 11.75. He’s allowed at least a run in six of seven appearances — a staggering flop after posting a 1.14 ERA over his final 38 regular-season games.Last time out, Giles gave up a solo homer to Yasiel Puig and a tying hit to Enrique Hernandez to blow a lead in the 10th inning of Game 2. Houston bailed him out, rallying for a 7-6, 11-inning win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThere was no such comeback after Giles’ Game 4 collapse.With the game tied at 1 in the ninth inning, Giles allowed a leadoff single to Corey Seager and walked Justin Turner. Cody Bellinger then lined a double into left-center, bringing Seager home. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set He added: “Just because somebody has a bad day at work, does not mean that they need to be condemned and sent away. … I’m going to keep putting him in and trusting him.”After this latest performance, Hinch may need to find a new go-to at the back of the bullpen.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Manager A.J. Hinch pulled Giles at that point, but the closer was charged with two more runs when Turner and Bellinger later scored.Boos rained down from the home crowd as Giles walked off.The player nicknamed 100-miles-Giles has quickly become a liability. He has a pair of saves this postseason — in Game 4 of the AL Division Series against Boston and Game 1 of the AL Championship Series versus the Yankees after allowing a run in each game — but he had blown leads in two of his last three outings before Saturday.Giles had a 2.30 ERA in 63 appearances in the regular season. His ERA in two World Series games is 27.00.Hinch was keeping the faith, though, saying after Game 2 that he thinks “Ken Giles is going to get another save in this series. I think he’s going to get some really big outs.”ADVERTISEMENT Kyrie Irving’s late flurry helps Celtics top Heat Houston Astros relief pitcher Ken Giles throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of Game 4 of baseball’s World Series Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)HOUSTON — This time, the Astros couldn’t save Ken Giles.Houston’s hard-throwing closer faltered again in Game 4 of the World Series, taking the loss in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 victory on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

MCCONALOGUE SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR “PUSHING THROUGH” SEPTIC TANK BILL

first_imgDonegal North TD Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of pushing through the Septic Tank Bill without answering the most basic questions about it.The Inishowen Deputy hit out at what he said was the highly undemocratic approach the Government has taken without even explaining how much it will end up costing septic tank owners.He fumed “This highly controversial Bill, that amounts to an attack on rural communities around the country, now looks like it will soon be a reality. “The Government’s approach to this legislation has been disgraceful. They have attempted to excuse their efforts to rush throught this legislation by falsely claiming that Ireland would incur fines of €26,000 a day from February 3rd if the legislation is not passed before then.“Fianna Fáil got confirmation at the highest level in the European Commission that this is not true. The European Court will not make its ruling on this issue until at least the Summer, so fines are not possible before then,” he said.He said it is outrageous that Environment Minister Phil Hogan and his colleagues have attempted to mislead the public on this legislation, stifle and debate and continue to refuse to answer any questions about inspection standards under this Bill and resulting costs for rural dwellers.“Fianna Fáil has always supported the need to adhere to the European Court ruling and ensure that private waste water systems around the country are safe. What we strongly object to is this Government’s moves to push the entire cost of registration and upgrades onto septic tank owners, when the cost of upgrading urban sewerage schemes are paid for by the State. “This Government treatment of rural dwellers is deeply disappointing and it raises further questions about an anti-rural agenda from Fine Gael and Labour.”MCCONALOGUE SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR “PUSHING THROUGH” SEPTIC TANK BILL was last modified: January 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConalogueSEPTIC TANK BILLlast_img read more