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Call to the Pen Sep 21, 2020

New York Yankees: How J.A. Happ might have bested Gerrit Cole in 2020

This season, the New York Yankees couldn’t wait to see Gerrit Cole’s impact. Little did they know, it was J.A. Happ they should’ve been looking at. Don’t get me wrong, Gerrit Cole has been phenomenal for the New York Yankees this season. However, if you were to determine the team’s Cy Young Award winner based […] New York Yankees: How J.A. Happ might have bested Gerrit Cole in 2020 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
J.A. Happ should be credited with big part of Yankees playoff push

J.A. Happ should be credited with big part of Yankees playoff push

It would be hard to argue that any of the Yankees pitchers have been better.
Pinstripe Alley Sep 19, 2020
Clint Frazer, J.A Happ lead Yankees to tenth win in a row

Clint Frazer, J.A Happ lead Yankees to tenth win in a row

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees’ 8-0 victory clinches their first ten-game winning streak since 2012. The Yankees are firing on all cylinders. The Bombers took game two against the Red Sox by a score of 8-0, continuing their combination of firepower at the plate with strong starting pitching. The formula adds up to a ten-game winning streak, the club’s first since 2012. Since it’s a Saturday night, let’s recap this one bullet-point style: Boston’s lineup? Hapless - The J.A. Happ resurgence continues. The 37-year-old southpaw turned in his third consecutive strong...
Newsday Sep 19, 2020

Another great start by J.A. Happ as Yankees win 10th straight

Clint Frazier drives in three runs as Yankees beat Red Sox for 12th straight time.
Pinstripe Alley Sep 19, 2020
Yankees Highlights: J.A. Happ pitches a gem against the Red Sox

Yankees Highlights: J.A. Happ pitches a gem against the Red Sox

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports [extremely Michael Cole voice] Vintage Happ! The Yankees did it again! That’s ten in a row, and like many of those victories, Saturday night’s came relatively stress-free. The Bombers took care of the Red Sox, besting them by a score of 8-0. I’ll have a full recap up shortly. In the meantime, here are some highlights: Winner of the Game J..A Happ shoved on Saturday night. It was just a few weeks ago that Brian Cashman told Ken Davidoff, “He did not have a good season last year. He had a poor season last year, and he’s gotten out of the gate not...
Over the Monster Sep 19, 2020
Red Sox 0, Yankees 8: J.A. Happ’s domination of the Red Sox will never end

Red Sox 0, Yankees 8: J.A. Happ’s domination of the Red Sox will never end

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ It’s unreal. There’s really not a whole lot I need to say to summarize this one. The Red Sox were just totally, utterly outplayed. This was a good old fashioned blowout, with Boston’s bats getting completely shut down by J.A. Happ, which we’ve gotten used to over the last decade or so. On the other end, the Yankees were led by Clint Frazier but it was really an all-out effort against Chris Mazza and Dylan Covey, with some rough defense from Xander Bogaerts mixed in. Oh, and Christian Arroyo left early with back spasms. Other than all that,...
NorthJersey.com Sep 19, 2020
New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox Saturday night

New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox Saturday night

J.A. Happ pitches a gem and the Yankees beat the Red Sox on Saturday night at Fenway Park.        
Pinstripe Alley Sep 19, 2020
New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox: J.A. Happ vs. Chris Mazza

New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox: J.A. Happ vs. Chris Mazza

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Can the Yankees make it ten in a row? This win streak will end eventually, but after a gutsy win in extra innings last night, it’s hard to argue the Yankees haven’t come all the way back to being one of the top teams in baseball. They’ll go for their tenth straight win tonight, in game two of their series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park. J.A. Happ gets the ball, looking to cement his spot at the back of the team’s playoff rotation. He’s got his ERA down below four for the first time in what feels like a long time, but still struggles with...
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New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox announce Saturday night lineups

New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox announce Saturday night lineups

J.A. Happ (1-2, 3.96) goes for New York, while Boston will counter with Chris Mazza (1-1, 5.57).        
Pinstripe Alley Sep 17, 2020
J.A. Happ is peaking at the right time for the Yankees

J.A. Happ is peaking at the right time for the Yankees

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The left-hander overcame command issues in his first two starts, and has been a steady presence in the rotation. Let’s face it: the relationship between J.A. Happ and the New York Yankees may not be the best right now. The left-hander has hinted that the team is purposely limiting his starts and innings so he doesn’t reach the necessary milestones for his 2021 option to vest. Those skipped starts also coincide with postponements that allowed the team to use Gerrit Cole more than they normally could have, so it’s debatable how deliberate that slight has been....
Pinstripe Alley Sep 17, 2020
Pinstripe Alley open thread - 9/17/2020

Pinstripe Alley open thread - 9/17/2020

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Start your Thursday off with an open thread. It’s always nice to wake up after another Yankees win, but it’s even better when it’s another blowout like last night. The Yankees made franchise history by hitting six-plus homers in back to back games and it may be a controversial opinion, but it’d be nice to see them do it for a third straight game. No pressure though. Today starts out with a piece from Andrés looking at how J.A. Happ has quietly rebounded from a very poor start to his season, and Cooper follows him up with a discussion on where Luke Voit...
Yankees' J.A. Happ says possible decision to lock family in MLB playoff bubble is tough

Yankees' J.A. Happ says possible decision to lock family in MLB playoff bubble is tough

For someone like J.A. Happ, the father of two young children, this is not an easy decision.
Pinstripe Alley Sep 13, 2020
NYY vs. BAL: J.A. Happ vs. John Means

NYY vs. BAL: J.A. Happ vs. John Means

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The Yanks look to sweep the O’s and claim their fifth win in a row as they embark on the season’s final two weeks The Yankees will go for a series sweep against the Orioles and their fifth consecutive victory overall Sunday in a battle of southpaw starters. J.A. Happ gets the ball for New York, and has largely righted the ship after a shaky start to this shortened season. The lefty sports a 4.31 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 31.1 innings (six starts), striking out 25 and walking 13 — not exactly awe-inspiring, but he’s allowed two runs or fewer in three of his last...
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New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles announce Sunday lineups

New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles announce Sunday lineups

John Means (1-3, 6.58) will start for Baltimore, while J.A. Happ (1-2, 4.31) will go for New York.        
Pinstripe Alley Sep 12, 2020
What’s behind J.A. Happ's recent success?

What’s behind J.A. Happ's recent success?

Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/ The veteran southpaw’s sinker has become an above-average offering. A Yankees starter has a a 2.59 ERA, 22 strikeouts, a .212 opponent’s batting average and .608 OPS against over his last four starts. It isn’t Gerrit Cole and it sure isn’t Jordan Montgomery. In fact, it’s not even Masahiro Tanaka. The best Yankees starter over the past month has been none other than J.A. Happ. You know, the same J.A. Happ who was abysmal in his first two starts, publicly feuded with the team about his role and was just about run out of town (again) by fans. Now,...

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