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Pinstripe Alley Oct 16, 2019
Why J.A. Happ is still an important part of the Yankees’ bullpen

Why J.A. Happ is still an important part of the Yankees’ bullpen

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Whether you like it or not, J.A. Happ has a role to play in the Yankees’ bullpen for the duration of the postseason J.A. Happ took the loss on Sunday when Carlos Correa blasted a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning. He also took much of the criticism after the game. It’s been a tough season for the 36-year-old left-hander, who signed a two-year contract worth $34 million this past offseason. When Happ made his decision to return to the Yankees, he cited his desire to pitch in big games and help the Yankees chase a title. That...
Newsday Oct 14, 2019

Aaron Boone stretches out Yankees' bullpen to the max

HOUSTON -- By the 11th inning of Sunday night's Game 2, there were no decisions left to make for the Yankees. Their chess match with the Astros was virtually over, and it was down to J.A. Happ against Carlos Correa with a split of the ALCS at stake.
Newsday Oct 14, 2019

Yankees lose ALCS Game 2 on Carlos Correa's homer off J.A. Happ in 11th inning

Aaron Judge hits two-run homer to account for the Yankees' runs.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 14, 2019
Yankees Highlights: Adam Ottavino, J.A. Happ blow it

Yankees Highlights: Adam Ottavino, J.A. Happ blow it

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports There was not a fun end to this game. After an easy win to kick off the ALCS last night, the Yankees and Astros forced Game Two to extra innings. Unfortunately, the Bombers ran out of good relievers and Houston was able to tie up the series 1-1 before hitting the road for three games in the Bronx. We’ll have a full recap up at some point. Here are the highlights in the meantime: Winner of the Game Just like he did during the regular season, Aaron Judge took Justin Verlander deep to right field. That gave the Yankees the lead for awhile. He just missed...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 14, 2019
Another ALCS Game Two overflow thread

Another ALCS Game Two overflow thread

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports A good luck overflow thread for extra innings That last overflow thread brought way too much stress. CC Sabathia, Jonathan Loaisiga, J.A. Happ? That was brutal. Let’s see the Yankees score please. Maybe this thread will bring some better luck...
Newsday Oct 7, 2019

J.A. Happ's role for Yankees in ALDS requires flexibility

Happ had to prepare to be used in relief for Game 3, while knowing that he could instead be the starter for a possible Game 4.
New York Daily News Oct 7, 2019

Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ will be available for Game 3 of the ALDS

MINNEAPOLIS — J.A. Happ was pleasantly surprised with how he felt Saturday morning and told the Yankees he could be available after making his first relief appearance in the postseason since 2009. The 36-year-old left-hander had been dealing with biceps tendinitis for the last month, but felt like...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 30, 2019
J.A. Happ has found a different approach for the Yankees

J.A. Happ has found a different approach for the Yankees

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via A tweak against right-handed hitters has helped the veteran southpaw in September. As we head into the postseason, we have a clearer understanding of how the Yankees might deploy their starting rotation come October. With James Paxton becoming one of the best pitchers in the American League over the last two months and Luis Severino returning to the rotation, a 1-2 potent punch has formed. Masahiro Tanaka lines up for the third game with a history of showing up for the Yankees in postseason games. The remaining worry has been who will handle...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 28, 2019
NYY News: Happ Happens to be not entirely Happless recently

NYY News: Happ Happens to be not entirely Happless recently

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Happ may be Yankees Game Four starter; Encarnacion not quite ready for game action; Yankees’ World Series odds are third-best in MLB; Judge’s jersey sales best in majors for third consecutive year New York Post | George A. King III: If you had asked me a month ago about J.A. Happ’s chances to be included in the Yankees’ postseason rotation, I would have laughed in your face. That is perhaps less of an indictment of Happ’s performance and more of an example of my poor social skills, but I digress. Anyway, Happ’s recent string of solid starts (1.65...
Newsday Sep 25, 2019

J.A. Happ's audition for playoff role goes well, but Yankees lose to Rays

The loss makes it all but certain the Yankees will have the second seed in the AL playoffs and a date with the Twins in the ALDS.
Pinstripe Alley Sep 25, 2019
Yankees Highlights: Happ excels in relief but offense gets flattened

Yankees Highlights: Happ excels in relief but offense gets flattened

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Happ’s strong performance out of the bullpen was the lone bright spot in an otherwise dreary game. The Yankees lost today, and their chances of securing home-field advantage in the playoffs have dwindled even further. That means the importance in the season’s final games lies more and more in setting up the roster and defining the team’s strategies heading into the postseason. On that front, perhaps tonight could be considered a success, as the Yankees may have gleaned some insight into how to deploy J.A. Happ in October. Winner of the Game As hinted at...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 25, 2019
NYY vs. TB: Jonathan Loaisiga vs. Charlie Morton

NYY vs. TB: Jonathan Loaisiga vs. Charlie Morton

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees will play the Rays for the final time in the 2019 regular season. The Yankees lost a heartbreaker last night by a score of 2-1 after former Yankee Ji-man Choi blasted a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 12th inning. Tonight, New York will be using the “opener” strategy, starting with Jonathan Loaisiga, then giving the ball to J.A. Happ. Since returning from injury a little over a month ago, Loaisga has thrown 15.2 innings, and owns a 4.02 ERA over nine appearances. He has not seen the Rays this season, but in his last outing against the...

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