Happ reaches 3 times, allows 2 runners as Jays thump Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Steady rain at Citi Field should have made pitching, hitting and fielding challenging for everybody.

Instead, Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ had a blast doing all three.

Happ reached three times and allowed only two baserunners over seven scoreless innings, and Toronto got its first road victory against the New York Mets, 12-1 on a wet Wednesday in Queens.

Happ (5-3) struck out 10 and walked none while pitching two-hit ball. The left-hander also singled twice and walked in his first multihit game since 2011, when he had two hits for Houston at Citi Field.

''It was just a fun game,'' Happ said. ''It was fun being on the bases a little bit and scoring a couple runs and pitching deep into the ballgame. Have to feel good about that one.''

The 35-year-old is the first AL pitcher to throw seven innings and match or out-hit his opponent since the Angels' Clyde Wright against the Rangers on Sept. 14, 1972, per STATS. The AL adopted the designated hitter rule the next year.

Happ also helped himself with a sliding, barehanded play to field Luis Guillorme's grounder in the fifth.

''He was outstanding on a tough day to play,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''Whether you're a pitcher or anybody else. Yeah, he held it together.''

Toronto was 0-12 against the Mets in New York, the longest such skid against one team in interleague history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

New York's Brandon Nimmo homered off Danny Barnes with two outs in the ninth and Wilmer Flores added a double before Barnes finished Toronto's four-hitter.

Justin Smoak, Teoscar Hernandez and Richard Urena each homered and drove in three runs as Toronto piled up 15 hits. The Blue Jays had averaged 2.8 runs over its past 11 games, batting .211 with a .630 OPS while going 3-8.

''One thing we can do, we can hit,'' Gibbons said. ''It's been a little dry lately, but we can strike pretty quick.''

A steady drizzle fell throughout, but the rain picked up in the middle of the third inning. Moments after New York pitcher Zack Wheeler's bat slipped from his hands and nearly hit first base coach Ruben Amaro Jr., umpires asked the grounds crew to rake the field. SNY reported the Mets used between 80 and 100 bags of Diamond Dry during that 15-minute delay alone, and the crew returned to the field with rakes and shovels regularly throughout the game.

Wheeler (5-3) fell apart on the mound after the break. Hernandez put Toronto up 3-0 with a two-run shot in the fourth, and then Smoak ripped a two-run double during a three-run fifth inning.

Wheeler was charged with six runs in four-plus innings, bringing his ERA to 5.92.

''To me, it seemed like the rain, the little (delay) trying to fix the field, kind of affected our guy and didn't their's,'' New York manager Mickey Callaway said.

Toronto continued to pound away against New York's bullpen, including three runs off AJ Ramos in the sixth inning. The Blue Jays sent 24 batters to the plate over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, getting eight runs, nine hits and four walks in that span. By comparison, New York batted 26 players in the first eight innings.

The Mets have not won consecutive games since winning nine straight from April 3-13.

CESPEDES TO DL

New York placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hip flexor, retroactive to Monday. Cespedes spent about a week trying to play through his latest lower-body injury before getting an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed the strain.

Phillip Evans was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and started in left field. Evans said he arrived in New York at 6:30 a.m., 6 1/2 hours before first pitch. He struck out three times.

WORKING HARD

Mets reliever Buddy Baumann batted in the eighth inning for the 17th plate appearance for New York's bullpen this season. It had 18 total last year.

VLADDY WATCH

Toronto prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had four hits for Double-A New Hampshire on Wednesday. The 19-year-old is batting .415 with seven homers in 35 games with the Fisher Cats.

MAKING MOVES

Toronto recalled right-hander Danny Barnes from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned right-hander Deck McGuire to its top farm club.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: CF Juan Lagares injured the big toe on his left foot running into the wall on a flyball in the ninth. X-rays were negative, but Lagares is unsure if he'll be able to play Friday.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Host Oakland on Thursday, with RHP Aaron Sanchez (2-3, 4.08 ERA) opposing A's RHP Andrew Triggs (3-1, 5.31).

Mets: New York gets Thursday off before beginning a stretch of 18 games in 17 days. RHP Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.83 ERA) starts Friday at home against Arizona RHP Zack Godley (4-2, 4.08 ERA).

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  • W: J. Happ (5-3)L: Z. Wheeler (2-3)
  • HR: TOR - J. Smoak (6), T. Hernandez (7), R. Urena (1), NYM - B. Nimmo (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson LF42200120.276.432.483.9156.0
D. Smith PR-LF11100000.500.5001.0001.5003.0
J. Donaldson 3B32120112.242.321.465.7865.5
R. Urena SS11131000.273.273.545.8188.0
J. Smoak 1B52231113.255.367.454.82111.5
T. Hernandez RF41231110.272.324.560.8849.5
Y. Solarte 2B50000004.245.320.459.7790.0
K. Pillar CF50210022.303.343.503.8462.0
L. Maile C41200112.324.403.500.9033.5
G. Urshela SS-3B50000026.143.143.143.286-1.0
J. Happ P32200110.667.750.6671.4174.5
A. Loup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Morales PH10000001.152.248.272.5190.0
D. Barnes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Loup in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Lagares CF30000020.339.375.390.765-1.0
a- J. Bruce PH10000010.230.307.381.688-0.5
A. Cabrera 2B30000000.320.366.540.9060.0
B. Nimmo LF11111000.267.443.483.9266.0
W. Flores 1B40200000.229.312.410.7214.0
M. Conforto RF40000012.200.331.330.661-0.5
P. Evans LF-3B30000031.000.000.000.000-1.5
L. Guillorme 3B-2B30100000.600.600.6001.2001.0
J. Lobaton C30000021.152.250.239.489-1.0
Z. Wheeler P10000010.250.250.250.500-0.5
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
b- J. Reyes PH10000010.143.176.204.381-0.5
A. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Rhame P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Baumann P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Rosario SS30000010.254.281.336.617-0.5
  • a-struck out for Lagares in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Gsellman in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Granderson 2 (7), D. Smith (3), J. Smoak (10)
  • HR - R. Urena, J. Smoak (6), T. Hernandez (7)
  • SF - J. Donaldson
  • RBI - J. Donaldson 2 (16), R. Urena 3 (3), J. Smoak 3 (25), T. Hernandez 3 (18), K. Pillar (18)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Urena 3 (3), J. Smoak (6), K. Pillar (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores 2 (6)
  • HR - B. Nimmo (2)
  • RBI - B. Nimmo (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Nimmo (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Happ (W, 5-3)7.020001004.151.1334.0
A. Loup1.00000103.631.443.5
D. Barnes1.02110113.001.730.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Happ (W, 5-3)7.0
A. Loup1.0
D. Barnes1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler (L, 2-3)4.07663725.921.55-5.5
R. Gsellman1.00001103.041.312.5
A. Ramos0.24331005.171.40-8.0
J. Rhame1.11001004.501.501.0
B. Baumann2.033303119.293.001.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler (L, 2-3)4.0
R. Gsellman1.0
A. Ramos0.2
J. Rhame1.1
B. Baumann2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 101-74, A. Loup 10-6, D. Barnes 24-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 6-5, A. Loup 1-1, D. Barnes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Happ 23, A. Loup 3, D. Barnes 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 81-53, R. Gsellman 21-12, A. Ramos 27-16, J. Rhame 26-16, B. Baumann 39-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 1-4, R. Gsellman 1-1, A. Ramos 1-1, B. Baumann 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 22, R. Gsellman 4, A. Ramos 7, J. Rhame 6, B. Baumann 9
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson LF42200120.276.432.483.9156.0
D. Smith PR-LF11100000.500.5001.0001.5003.0
J. Donaldson 3B32120112.242.321.465.7865.5
R. Urena SS11131000.273.273.545.8188.0
J. Smoak 1B52231113.255.367.454.82111.5
T. Hernandez RF41231110.272.324.560.8849.5
Y. Solarte 2B50000004.245.320.459.7790.0
K. Pillar CF50210022.303.343.503.8462.0
L. Maile C41200112.324.403.500.9033.5
G. Urshela SS-3B50000026.143.143.143.286-1.0
J. Happ P32200110.667.750.6671.4174.5
A. Loup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Morales PH10000001.152.248.272.5190.0
D. Barnes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Loup in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Lagares CF30000020.339.375.390.765-1.0
a- J. Bruce PH10000010.230.307.381.688-0.5
A. Cabrera 2B30000000.320.366.540.9060.0
B. Nimmo LF11111000.267.443.483.9266.0
W. Flores 1B40200000.229.312.410.7214.0
M. Conforto RF40000012.200.331.330.661-0.5
P. Evans LF-3B30000031.000.000.000.000-1.5
L. Guillorme 3B-2B30100000.600.600.6001.2001.0
J. Lobaton C30000021.152.250.239.489-1.0
Z. Wheeler P10000010.250.250.250.500-0.5
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
b- J. Reyes PH10000010.143.176.204.381-0.5
A. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Rhame P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Baumann P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Rosario SS30000010.254.281.336.617-0.5
Total3114110124-----
  • a-struck out for Lagares in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Gsellman in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Granderson 2 (7), D. Smith (3), J. Smoak (10)
  • HR - R. Urena, J. Smoak (6), T. Hernandez (7)
  • SF - J. Donaldson
  • RBI - J. Donaldson 2 (16), R. Urena 3 (3), J. Smoak 3 (25), T. Hernandez 3 (18), K. Pillar (18)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Urena 3 (3), J. Smoak (6), K. Pillar (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores 2 (6)
  • HR - B. Nimmo (2)
  • RBI - B. Nimmo (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Nimmo (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Happ (W, 5-3)7.020001004.151.1334.0
A. Loup1.00000103.631.443.5
D. Barnes1.02110113.001.730.5
Total9.04110121---
PITCHERSIP
J. Happ (W, 5-3)7.0
A. Loup1.0
D. Barnes1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler (L, 2-3)4.07663725.921.55-5.5
R. Gsellman1.00001103.041.312.5
A. Ramos0.24331005.171.40-8.0
J. Rhame1.11001004.501.501.0
B. Baumann2.033303119.293.001.5
Total9.01512126113---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler (L, 2-3)4.0
R. Gsellman1.0
A. Ramos0.2
J. Rhame1.1
B. Baumann2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 101-74, A. Loup 10-6, D. Barnes 24-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 6-5, A. Loup 1-1, D. Barnes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Happ 23, A. Loup 3, D. Barnes 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 81-53, R. Gsellman 21-12, A. Ramos 27-16, J. Rhame 26-16, B. Baumann 39-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 1-4, R. Gsellman 1-1, A. Ramos 1-1, B. Baumann 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 22, R. Gsellman 4, A. Ramos 7, J. Rhame 6, B. Baumann 9
  • 9TH INNING
    Nimmo homered to left121
    Urena homered to left center, Maile and Smith scored120
  • 6TH INNING
    Pillar singled to shallow left center, Smoak scored, Solarte to second90
    Hernandez singled to left, Granderson scored, Smoak to second80
    Donaldson hit sacrifice fly to right, Happ scored, Granderson to third70
  • 5TH INNING
    Smoak doubled to deep center, Granderson and Donaldson scored60
    Donaldson singled to center, Happ scored, Granderson to third40
  • 4TH INNING
    Hernandez homered to left, Donaldson scored30
  • 1ST INNING
    Smoak homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • B. Baumann Pitching:
    • L. Maile: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Maile singled to left
    • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Urshela flied out to deep center
    • Kendrys Morales hit for Aaron Loup
    • K. Morales: Morales flied out to left
    • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith doubled to deep left, Maile to third
    • R. Urena: Ball, Urena homered to left center, Maile and Smith scored
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Danny Barnes pitching
    • A. Rosario: Rosario popped out to shortstop
    • Jay Bruce hit for Juan Lagares
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • B. Nimmo: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Nimmo homered to left
    • W. Flores: Flores doubled to deep left
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Conforto grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Buddy Baumann relieved Jacob Rhame
    • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Solarte grounded out to second
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Richard Urena at shortstop
    • Aaron Loup relieved J.A. Happ
    • L. Guillorme: Ball, Strike looking, Guillorme grounded out to second
    • J. Lobaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lobaton struck out swinging
    • B. Baumann: Baumann popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Brandon Nimmo in left
    • G. Urshela: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela flied out to right
    • J. Happ: Happ singled to center
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Granderson walked, Happ to second
    • Dwight Smith ran for Curtis Granderson
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Donaldson flied out to left
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smoak popped out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Flores flied out to right
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Conforto struck out looking
    • P. Evans: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Evans struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • AJ Ramos pitching
    • J. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Happ singled to right center
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Granderson doubled to deep right, Happ to third
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Donaldson hit sacrifice fly to right, Happ scored, Granderson to third
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak walked
    • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez singled to left, Granderson scored, Smoak to second
    • Y. Solarte: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Solarte reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smoak to third, Hernandez out at second
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar singled to shallow left center, Smoak scored, Solarte to second
    • Jacob Rhame relieved AJ Ramos
    • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Maile popped out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario flied out to center
    • J. Lagares: Foul, Lagares grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Happ: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Happ walked
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Granderson doubled to deep right center, Happ to third
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson singled to center, Happ scored, Granderson to third
    • J. Smoak: Smoak doubled to deep center, Granderson and Donaldson scored
    • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Zack Wheeler
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte grounded out to second, Smoak to third, Hernandez to second
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maile walked
    • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Urshela flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • L. Guillorme: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Guillorme grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Lobaton: Lobaton grounded out to third
    • Jose Reyes at designated hitter
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson walked
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Smoak flied out to left
    • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Hernandez homered to left, Donaldson scored
    • Y. Solarte: Strike swinging, Solarte grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar singled to right
    • L. Maile: Strike looking, Maile singled to center, Pillar to second
    • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to deep center
    • W. Flores: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Flores doubled to left center
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Conforto grounded out to second, Flores to third
    • P. Evans: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Evans struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
    • J. Happ: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Happ struck out looking
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Granderson struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • Z. Wheeler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Wheeler struck out looking
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Rosario struck out on foul tip
    • J. Lagares: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte lined out to center
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pillar popped out to third
    • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Maile struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Conforto lined out to center
    • P. Evans: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Evans struck out swinging
    • L. Guillorme: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Guillorme reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Lobaton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lobaton struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Granderson struck out looking
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike looking, Smoak homered to right
    • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to third
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Flores flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)