Happ threw seven innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Monday, giving up two earned runs on three hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking two as the Yankees eventually prevailed 4-3 in 14 innings. The left-hander was off to a rough start, but he turned in a solid outing in this one, lowering his ERA from 7.23 to 5.96 and working efficiently, throwing 89 pitches over his seven innings. He'll look to build on this effort in his next start, which will see him take on the Giants in a road matchup Sunday.
Happ gave up three runs on six hits and one walk across 6.1 innings during Wednesday's win over the Red Sox. He struck out four but did not factor in the decision. Happ's rough start to the season looked as though it would continue Wednesday as he allowed three runs on two homers during the first two innings, but he finally settled in and put together a solid outing. The veteran left-hander has a 7.23 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 17:6 K:BB over 18.2 innings and lines up to face the Angels on Monday.
Happ (0-2) allowed six runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and two walks across four frames to take the loss Friday against the White Sox. It's hard to imagine a worse start to the season for Happ, who now has an 8.76 ERA. Opposing hitters are batting .345 against him, and he's tossed up four homers in 12.1 innings. It's early, but Happ has dug himself a deep hole to climb out of this summer.
Happ allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks across 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday. Once again, Happ struggled to reach five innings and failed to get a decision. He's allowed three homers over two starts, coming on the heels of last season's 1.4 HR/9 with the Blue Jays and Yankees. Happ is 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and eight strikeouts in 8.1 innings this season. His next start will likely come against the White Sox.
Happ has posted a 7.94 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with 12 strikeouts and one walk in Grapefruit League play this spring. The left-hander has been serving up long balls at an alarming clip, with six to his name to lead to 10 earned runs in his 11.1 innings of work in the Grapefruit League. The 12:1 K:BB is a solid number, however, and he posted an excellent 2.69 ERA over 11 starts after arriving to the Yankees via trade last season, giving hope that the veteran will right the ship once the season gets underway.