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Yankees Highlights: J.A. Happ has a perfectly fine start

Happ logs his first successful outing of the season

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees picked up their fifth win in a row on Sunday night, besting the Red Sox by a score of 4-2. A quick, little victory that further buries Boston. I’ll take it! We’ll have a full recap up a little later, but in the meantime, here are some highlights:

Winners of the Game

J.A. Happ pitched with his job in the rotation on the line. Or, at the very least, it looked that way. Happ tossed 5.2 innings of one-run ball, a solo shot off the bat of Kevin Pillar, but otherwise kept Boston’s lineup in check. He struck out three, walked two, and allowed three hits. It was a perfectly fine start, nothing flashy, but these days, when Happ’s concerned, that counts as a major victory. He likely just earned himself another start.

Mike Ford gets the nod for a big night, too. He went 2-for-4 with a home run, and those hits couldn’t have been more different: a 73.5 mph bloop single, and a booming 102.9 mph home run. The man has quite the Stacast range, apparently.

Honorable Mention: The ESPN2 Statcast broadcast absolutely rules; Bob Kendrick also rules

Loser of the Game

A 3:05 game between the Yankees and Red Sox on Sunday night? The Yankees come out on top? Hard to complain about anything there. Go take the sweep tomorrow.


Credit: FanGraphs