While the Phillies have struggled out of the bullpen this year, fans and media alike have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of righty reliever Ken Giles to the big leagues.
Armed with a fastball that regularly clocks at 100 MPH or higher and a steadily improving slider, the 23-year-old has been a standout performer in the minor leagues this season.
Through 13 games with Double-A Reading, the 6-foot-2 205-pounder sported a 1.20 ERA with seven saves while striking out 29 batters and walking five in 15 innings. Since he was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley last week, Giles has allowed one earned run in three innings while striking out two and walking one.
Recently, I spoke with Giles and his manager with Reading Dusty Wathan about his progress and potential for Phillies Nation TV.
New episodes of the show air each Tuesday at 6PM on The Comcast Network and replay throughout the week on TCN and Comcast Sportsnet. Check out the media player below to see that video feature on Giles.
Shout out to Rob and Rudy at 20/20 Visual Media for the fine editing and camera work.
Click HERE for the full episode online.