Happ (3-1) got the win Wednesday, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks over six innings while striking out eight against the Royals. Thanks to inclement weather over the weekend, Happ hadn't taken the hill in nine days, but he was still able to pick up a win for his third consecutive start. The long ball continues to plague the veteran lefty, as he's given up at least one in all four of his outings and saw his ERA rise to 4.50 in the process. Still, he's been pounding the strike zone and has racked up 26 strikeouts in 17.1 innings in April, and is getting the run support to stay in the win column. He'll draw a tough matchup his next time out, as he's slated to take his next turn Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Happ's start has been moved to Wednesday against the Royals, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Happ was expected to take the hill Tuesday in the second game of the doubleheader against the Royals, but his spot in the rotation has been pushed to Wednesday instead. He currently owns a 3.94 ERA and 1.31 WHIP across 16 innings of work in 2018, and he'll look to put together his second quality start of the year in his next outing.
Happ will make his next start Tuesday against the Royals, David Adler of MLB.com reports. After poor weather in Cleveland resulted in postponements Saturday and Sunday, the Blue Jays will push each member of the five-man rotation back two days in the pitching schedule. As a result, Happ will take the hill Tuesday on seven days' rest and tentatively line up for a second start later in the week Sunday against the Yankees.
Happ's next start has been pushed to Monday at home against the Royals after Saturday's game was postponed, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Happ would have pitched the series finale against the Indians on Sunday, but the Blue Jays will push all their starters back a day, which denies fantasy owners of a second start from Happ this week. He will instead line up for two starts next week, Monday against the Royals and then Saturday in Yankee Stadium.
Happ (2-1) allowed one run on five hits and three walks while striking out nine over six innings in a win over the Orioles on Monday. Manny Machado accounted for all of the damage against Happ with his third-inning home run. Happ has now allowed a homer in all three of his starts (four homers total in 16 innings), but he's missing bats at a great clip and he's not compounding the homer issues with walks. His road matchup against Cleveland this weekend looks scary on paper, but the Indians have been struggling to score runs early on (14th in AL).