Happ (13-3) held the Mariners off the scoreboard for six innings Sunday to pick up the victory, allowing just a single hit and four walks while striking out six in a 2-0 win. The lefty threw just 54 of 103 pitches for strikes and started only 11 of 22 batters off with first-pitch strikes, but the Mariners' hitters weren't able to capitalize. Happ will take a four-game win streak into his next start Saturday at home against the Orioles.
Happ (12-3) allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over 5.2 innings, but received no decision Sunday at the Athletics. Happ entered the sixth inning with a 3-0 lead, but he gave up all three of his runs in the frame, keeping him from having a chance to win his 13th game of 2016. He's now failed to fire a quality start in six of his last eight outings, and his ERA is at 3.43 on the year. He'll make his next start Sunday against the Mariners.
Happ (12-3) finished the first half of 2016 with a 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 112.1 innings (18 starts). Amazingly, the left-hander has already tied his career high for wins in a full season -- he won 12 games pitching for the Phillies in 2009. Happ's ERA and WHIP are both well under his career averages of 4.06 and 1.35, respectively. He's on pace to win 20-plus games while pitching nearly 200 innings. And, although those numbers might seem a little ridiculous considering his history of mediocre success, there is reason for optimism. Over the course of 33-year-old's nine-year career, he's performed decisively better in the second half of seasons.
Happ (12-3) fanned nine over 5.2 innings of six-hit, shutout ball in Friday's 6-0 victory over the Tigers. He issued one walk as well. The veteran southpaw continued his resurgent season, firing 80 of his 109 pitches for strikes, with 19 of those of the swing-and-miss variety. Happ has now given up a sole earned run over the 12.2 innings encompassing his last pair of starts, and has rattled off six consecutive victories. He's now equaled the career-best 12 wins he posted back in 2009 with the Phillies, and will look to surpass that mark in his first post-All-Star break start.
Happ (11-3) cruised through seven innings Sunday, allowing one run on five hits while striking out 11 in a 17-1 win over the Indians. Cleveland didn't scratch out their run until Happ's final inning of work, when Toronto already had a 13-0 lead. The 11 K's were a season high for the lefty and his most since he fanned 12 Orioles in August 2014. Happ's next start will again come at home Friday against the Tigers.