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Yankees Highlights: J.A. Happ pitches a gem against the Red Sox

[extremely Michael Cole voice] Vintage Happ!

MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees did it again! That’s ten in a row, and like many of those victories, Saturday night’s came relatively stress-free. The Bombers took care of the Red Sox, besting them by a score of 8-0.

I’ll have a full recap up shortly. In the meantime, here are some highlights:

Winner of the Game

J..A Happ shoved on Saturday night. It was just a few weeks ago that Brian Cashman told Ken Davidoff, “He did not have a good season last year. He had a poor season last year, and he’s gotten out of the gate not very successful for us this year.”

Happ has responded by dialing back into 2018 form, including tonight, when he blanked the Red Sox for eight innings. He allowed just four hits and struck out nine batters. The southpaw pounded the zone with a variety of fastballs, so this was as vintage a Happ start as one could get.

Honorable Mentions: Clint Frazier

Loser of the Game

The Yankees had a nightmarish time running the bases. Aaron Judge and Tyler Wade were both caught stealing; Brett Gardner got thrown out at third; and Luke Voit forgot the outs in the ninth inning and got doubled off first base. Yeesh. That’s the kind of stuff that can run a team out of a game, but thankfully they had the firepower to make up for it.


Credit: FanGraphs