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J.A. Happ still strong, Yankees lose to Phillies anyway

The offense came up short today.

MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees traveled to Spectrum Field to take on the Phillies this afternoon. The game was tied 1-1 for the majority, but the Phillies pushed across some runs in the eighth inning and ended up winning 3-1.

In lieu of full-length recaps, we will run bullet-point highlights through spring training. Important contributions and players will get covered, plus a roundup of the team’s pitching lines, as well as news and notes from the club. Hope you all enjoy this format!

Game Highlights

  • So J.A. Happ is good now, I guess? He pitched four innings and surrendered just three hits, didn’t walk a batter, and notched five strikeouts. In true Happ fashion, the only run he gave up was a solo shot off the bat of Mikie Mahtook.
  • There wasn’t much offense to speak of on the Yankees’ end. Clint Frazier and Thomas Milone collected the only extra-base hits of the game, a double and triple, respectively. Erik Kratz hit an RBI single to knock in the Bombers’ only run.
  • Mike King earned the loss over two and two-thirds innings of work. He ultimately gave up a two-run bomb to Christian Bethancourt, but otherwise limited the Phillies to just four hits and one walk. Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Holder pitched clean outings around him.

The Yankees play the Blue Jays at home tomorrow at 1:05 ET and YES will have the game.

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