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J.A. Happ | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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J.A. Happ took the loss Saturday against the Angels, allowing four runs and five hits over seven innings.
The Angels got to him for two runs in the first and another two in the seventh. Happ has lost four straight and is winless in his last nine starts. The left-hander has received the eighth-lowest run support in the league this season (2.93). He'll try to get back on track Friday at Oakland. Jun 27 - 10:30 PM

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J.A. Happ was handed his fourth loss of the season on Sunday after allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings against the Astros.

Happ struck out four on the afternoon and issued a pair of walks. The Astros scratched out single runs in the first and second innings before scoring an unearned run in the fifth that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. The southpaw has done a nice job in the Mariners rotation, sporting a 3.78 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 61/20 K/BB ratio across 78 2/3 frames. He'll take on the Angels in Anaheim his next time out on Saturday.
Jun 21 - 7:42 PM

J.A. Happ surrendered three runs over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Happ arguably pitched better than his counterpart, Tim Lincecum, as he struck out five and walked two in the quality start, but Lincecum received credit for the win. The left-hander has been prone to the blow-up start this season (he's failed to go three innings twice in his last six outings) but overall has pitched pretty well with a 3.79 ERA and 57/18 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings. Happ gets the Astros this weekend.
Jun 16 - 7:13 PM

J.A. Happ struggled mightily in a loss to the Indians on Thursday afternoon, yielding four runs on six hits over just 2 1/3 innings.

Happ was coming off of seven innings of shutout ball against the Rays, but the southpaw couldn't find that sort of effectiveness in taking on the Indians. Happ was yanked from Thursday's outing after allowing three singles to open the third inning. He had already thrown 77 pitches by that point. On the whole he gave up six hits while striking out three and walking two. He holds a 3.72 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 52/16 K/BB ratio over 68 innings in the midst of what's been a relatively steady, if unspectacular, season to this point. A road date with the Giants is up next on the schedule.
Jun 11 - 2:54 PM

J.A. Happ tossed seven scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Rays on Friday.

Happ struck out six, and his one walk on the night was intentional. His ERA had jumped from 2.98 to 3.70 over the course of his previous three outings, but it's back down to 3.31 now. He's just a streaming option in mixed leagues, but he's not a terrible play next week against the lefty heavy Indians.
Jun 6 - 1:20 AM

J.A. Happ registered a quality start but didn't factor in the decision Tuesday, allowing three runs over six innings against the Rays.

Happ gave up seven hits and a walk in the outing. He struck out three in the game. The southpaw hasn't won since May 9, but he still hasn't lost since April 17. Happ remains 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. He'll try to get his next win Sunday against the Indians.
May 26 - 11:32 PM

J.A. Happ allowed four runs in two innings against the Orioles on Thursday.

Neither Happ nor Orioles starter Chris Tillman were long for this game, as the contest was delayed for a long stretch during the third inning. Rain or no, Happ started out terribly enough, allowing a two-out grand slam to Steve Pearce in the first inning. He struck out three and walked two in his short time on the mound. While his 3.61 ERA and 1.20 WHIP are fine, as is his 37/11 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings, owners should be cautioned that the last time Happ posted an ERA under 4.22 was in 2010. In his continued quest to defy his own history, Happ will take to the road for a start against the Rays in his next outing.
May 21 - 6:23 PM

J.A. Happ pitched seven innings of one-run ball Friday against the Red Sox.

Happ struck out just three and got 11 flyball outs, versus six on the ground. It's not exactly how one would draw it up, but it worked for him tonight, and he brought his ERA down to 2.98. He'll face the Orioles in Baltimore next time out, so if he gives up as many flyballs again, odds are that one or two will leave the yard.
May 16 - 12:54 AM

J.A. Happ held the A's to one run over five innings in a victory Saturday.

Happ struck out eight in his third win of the year. He's allowed two runs or fewer in five of his six starts, giving him a nifty 3.29 ERA. Next up for him is a more difficult assignment against the Red Sox.
May 10 - 1:29 AM

J.A. Happ was largely ineffective against the Astros on Sunday, as he allowed six runs over six innings.

While Happ did manage six strikeouts (he now has 15 strikeouts over his last 12 2/3 innings), he also served up two home runs. Evan Gattis smashed a three-run shot in the first inning and Chris Carter hit a two-run shot in the third. Marwin Gonzalez singled in the sixth run an inning later. Prior to Sunday, Happ had not allowed more than two runs in a single start, so even with the six runs tacked to his line, his ERA still stands at a respectable 3.51. He holds a 24/6 K/BB in 23 1/3 innings and will take to the road against the Rangers in his next start.
May 3 - 5:08 PM

J.A. Happ struck out nine while allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers.

Happ was an equal opportunity strikeout artist, punching out seven of the Rangers' nine batters at least once in the game. He spread six hits and a walk over his 6 2/3 innings, lowering his ERA to 2.30 with a 1.06 WHIP. Happ will try to run his record to 3-1 when he takes on the Astros Sunday in Houston.
Apr 28 - 10:58 PM

J.A. Happ held the Astros to two runs over 7 1/3 innings in Wednesday's victory.

Happ scattered eight hits and struck out five without issuing a walk. He was blanking the Astros through the first four innings, but a fifth inning RBI single by Jose Altuve and a seventh inning solo home run by Chris Carter dented his line with a few runs. Happ, who hasn't put up an ERA of lower than 4.22 since 2010, currently holds a 2.61 mark. We'll go out on a limb and predict that that's going to rise. He'll take his career-defying numbers on the road against the Rangers in his next outing.
Apr 23 - 12:50 AM

J.A. Happ yielded two runs in seven innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

Happ has given the Mariners consecutive quality starts with no victories to show for it. His next start will come against the Astros, giving him a chance to rack up more strikeouts than the four he's totaled in his first two starts.
Apr 18 - 1:21 AM

J.A. Happ held the A's to two run over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in the Mariners' extra-innings victory.

Happ was efficient and effective, needing only 82 pitches to get through his six-plus frames. He walked none and struck out one. The 32-year-old left-hander gets the Rangers at home next week. He's only a fringe option in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Apr 11 - 7:51 PM

J.A. Happ pitched well in his final Cactus League start on Friday, firing four shutout innings in a victory over the Rockies.

Happ scattered just two hits and walked a pair while whiffing four on the evening. While he owns an unsightly 6.11 ERA on the spring, he is still assured of a rotation spot to begin the season and could have some fringe value in AL-only formats.
Apr 4 - 1:25 AM

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C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Seth Smith
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
6Roenis Elias
7Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Carson Smith
2Fernando Rodney
3Charlie Furbush
4Tom Wilhelmsen
5Joe Beimel
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7Vidal Nuno
8David Rollins