Happ (8-8) allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. He struck out three and did not issue a walk.
His night was bookended by homers; Albert Pujols in the first inning and Justin Turner in the fifth. After a strong initial run with St. Louis after coming over from Minnesota in a trade, Happ has cratered again with 11 earned runs allowed in his last two outings (six innings). He lines up to face the Reds on Sunday and will look for some measure of revenge after Cincinnati lit Happ up for seven earned runs Sept. 1.