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33 J.A. Happ SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/205 | Birthdate: 10/19/1982 | Birthplace: Peru, IL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Seattle | College: Northwestern | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $3,700,000 | Owned/Started%: 17/5 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Mariners starter J.A. Happ hammered again


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(12:11 am ET) J.A. Happ has struggled for the Mariners recently, and Thursday was no different, as the Seattle starter was rocked for seven runs and three homers in a loss. 

Happ only lasted 1 2/3 innings in his last start, and against the Twins, he only managed to last 3 1/3 innings before being yankes. Happ gave up nine hits and five first-inning runs. 

After a solid start to the season, Happ is 1-5 with three no-decisions in his last nine starts. 


J.A. Happ proves hapless in short start for Mariners


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Mariners starter J.A. Happ didn't last long Saturday, going just 1 2/3 innings before getting yanked in Seattle's eventual loss to the Blue Jays. 

Happ wound up with a no decision, but the Mariners had no patience with their starter, who walked four of the 11 batters he faced and allowed three runs on just one hit. 

Since throwing seven scoreless innings on June 5, Happ has allowed 26 earned runs in eight starts to see his ERA rise from 3.31 to 4.31. 


Mariners SP J.A. Happ goes seven innings in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/20/2015) Mariners starting pitcher J.A. Happ tossed seven strong innings during his start against the Tigers on Monday.

Happ allowed three runs on four hits while picking up a no-decision in what turned out to be a 5-4 loss. He struck out two batters and allowed two walks.

Happ (4-5) now has a 4.12 ERA with 77 strikeouts and 27 walks in 102 2/3 innings this season.


Mariners recall J.A. Happ for start on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) The Mariners recalled pitcher J.A. Happ from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. Happ takes the spot that opened when the team optioned Jesus Montero after Sunday's game. 

Happ will start Monday's game for the Mariners, per MLB.com.

Happ is 4-5 with a 4.17 ERA for Seattle in a previous stint this year. He hadn't pitched for Tacoma.  


Mariners tab J.A. Happ to start Monday, Taijuan Walker on Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) The Mariners will recall starting pitcher J.A. Happ from Class A Bakersfield to start Monday against the Tigers. Taijuan Walker will start the second game of the series before the rotation resets.

Mike Montgomery, Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez will start in the first series after the All-Star break against the Yankees, which begins Friday.


Mariners option pitcher J.A. Happ to Class A


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) The Mariners demoted pitcher J.A. Happ down to Class A on Thursday, the team announced.

Happ has been struggling of late. He allowed four runs on seven hits in four innings with three walks and three strikeouts in his last start. Overall, he is 4-5 with a 4.14 ERA.


Mariners SP J.A. Happ continues free-fall in Wednesday dud


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) It seemed through early June that Mariners left-hander J.A. Happ was finally beginning to realize his potential.

Now - not so much.

Happ has been going downhill for a while and he hit rock-bottom Wednesday against visiting Detroit. He allowed four runs on seven hits in four innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Only strong offensive support prevented him from taking the defeat.

The left-hander gave up four hits, including two doubles, and a wild pitch in the second to fall behind. He surrendered a home run in the fourth to Jefry Marte and two walks in the fifth before his merciful removal from the game.

Happ, who now owns a season-high 4.14 ERA, has yielded 20 earned runs in his last 26 1/3 innings pitched over five starts.


Mariners SP J.A. Happ battles to earn fourth win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Mariners left-hander J.A. Happ picked up his fourth win of the season, as he helped Seattle defeat the A's 9-5 on Friday. Happ held the A's to three runs on eight hits over six innings of work. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

All three runs Happ gave up came in the second inning, putting the Mariners down 3-0 early. But the Mariners offense was able to rally back and get Happ the win. 

This was Happ's fourth quality start in his last six outings, and his ERA sits at 3.93 for the season.


Mariners' J.A. Happ pitches well, but suffers drops to 4-5 in loss


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Mariners left-hander J.A. Happ made it through seven innings in his start against the Angels on Saturday. But he gave up four runs on five hits, picking up his fifth loss of the season. Happ walked two and struck out six, as the Angels defeated the Mariners 4-2. 

Happ (3-5, 3.89 ERA) got into early trouble when he gave up a two-run home run to Kole Calhoun in the first inning. Happ then settled in, retiring the next 18 batters to face him--though he did give up a double to David Freese, but he was thrown out at third trying to stretch it into a triple.

But Happ got into more trouble in the seventh, when he gave up two more runs, which was all the Angels would need.

Happ has been solid lately however, as this was just the fourth time in 15 starts that he gave up more than three earned runs.

"I felt like I was making pitches pretty much all day," Happ said, per MLB.com. "I'm sick of saying I'm frustrated to you guys. I'm sick of being frustrated. But I felt good today and I feel like if I stay right there, things are going to turn. I thought I pitched pretty well."


Mariners SP J.A. Happ takes loss in Sunday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ only allowed three runs during his start Sunday, but the Mariners could not overcome the deficit and lost 6-2 to the Astros.

Happ (3-4) surrendered three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings of work. He also struck four and walked two during the outing. He did not give up any home runs.

"I thought J.A. pitched behind in the count early in the ballgame, but as the game went on I thought he started to find his groove," said Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, per MLB.com. "Really, if you think about it, he pitched well enough to win the day."

Happ has now gone his last eight starts without a win. His last win came May 9. His next expected start is scheduled for Saturday at the Los Angeles Angels.


Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ receives loss in Tuesday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Despite producing a quality outing, Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ was on the losing end of Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Giants.

Happ allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He also struck out five and walked two. His biggest mistake came in the second inning when Matt Duffy hit a two-run home run off Happ.

Happ (3-3) has not received a win in his last seven outings. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday against the Astros.


Mariners SP J.A. Happ pulled after 2 1/3 innings in loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Mariners starting pitcher J.A. Happ did not last very long during a 6-0 loss to the Indians on Thursday. He was charged with four runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out three in 2 1/3 innings.

Happ emerged unscathed in the first inning despite putting a few runners on base and gave up an RBI single in the second inning before it all fell apart in the third.

The Indians opened the third with back-to-back singles before Happ struck out Yan Gomes. Happ was then chased from the game on Brandon Moss' RBI single. Tom Wilhelmsen entered the game and allowed two run-scoring hits. Both of the inherited runners scored, charging them to Happ.

The left-hander was done after 77 pitches (48 strikes). It was his second shortest outing of the season. He threw two innings May 21 against the Orioles.

"It's certainly frustrating," Happ said, per MLB.com. "I felt like I threw a lot of strikes the first hitter of the game. But you have to make adjustments, and like I said, they did a good job of taking some good pitches and fouled a lot of pitches I felt like I was making."

Happ is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against the Giants.


Mariners' J.A. Happ pitchers seven shutout innings in no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Mariners starter J.A. Happ earned a hard-luck no decision after pitching seven scoreless innings in Friday's game against Tampa. 

Happ scattered six hits and a walk, striking out six. His next start is Thursday, at Cleveland. 


Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ allows two runs in no-decision


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ allowed two runs on eight hits in five innings of work in Seattle's 6-3 loss to the Indians on Sunday in 12 innings, but did not factor into a decision. 

Happ was in cruise control throughout until he hit a roadblock in the sixth when he allowed a leadoff home run to Ryan Raburn. Then, Happ allowed a single to Michael Bourn with the bases loaded to score another run before he got the hook.

Happ, who remains 3-1, moved his ERA to 3.70 in 58 1/3 innings of work. He will look to get back on track on Friday against the Rays.


Mariners' J.A. Happ earns third straight no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Mariners starter J.A. Happ allowed three runs in six innings but left with a no-decision, his third straight start without being credited with a win or charged with a loss.

Happ gave up seven hits and walked one, while striking out three. It's also his third straight outing with exactly three strikeouts. 

Happ's next start will be Sunday, against Cleveland. 


Mariners' Happ limited due to rain, Farquhar tagged with loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ was only able to pitch two innings during Thursday afternoon's 5-4 loss against the Orioles due to rain. 

A two-hour delay ended Happ's day on the mound and forced the Mariners to go through six pitchers. However, Happ may have been pulled anyway because in those two innings he allowed four earned runs on four hits. He struck out three batters and walked two others. 

Happ now has a 3.61 ERA for the season. This performance came after two consecutive games where he only allowed one earned run in each. 

With the game tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Danny Farquhar entered the game and surrendered an RBI single to J.J. Hardy. This would prove to be Baltimore's winning run for the game. Farquhar is now 0-3 with a 5.48 ERA this season. 

For Happ, his next start is projected for May 26 against the Rays. 


Mariners starter J.A. Happ take no-decision despite seven strong IP


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Mariners starting pitcher J.A. Happ yielded one run on five hits in seven innings Friday for a no-decision against the Red Sox.

The one run allowed by Happ was an RBI triple by Xander Bogaerts in the second inning.

With his one run in five innings performance is his last start, Happ has lowered his ERA to 2.98.

Happ returns to the mound for his next start set for Thursday in Baltimore.

Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ strikes out eight in win Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ allowed one run on four hits in five innings of work in Seattle's 7-2 win over the Athletics on Saturday.

Happ cruised through the first four innings, striking out six. His only issue came in the fifth when he walked back-to-back hitters before surrendering an RBI single to Billy Butler. Happ finished off his last inning of work with a strikeout of Mark Canha.

Happ, now 3-1, lowered his ERA to 3.29 in 38 1/3 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Friday against the Red Sox.


Mariners' J.A. Happ rocked for six runs in no-decision Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ wasn't a factor in the decision Sunday after giving up six earned runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings while striking out six in his team's 7-6 defeat against the Astros.

Happ served up a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to fall behind early, then followed with a two-run homer in the third. After a fourth-inning RBI single pushed the Astros' lead to 6-1, the Mariners starter looked like he would take a loss Sunday, but his offense was able to rally and tie the game in the seventh.

Happ owns a 3.51 ERA and 24:6 K:BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the A's Saturday in Houston.


Mariners starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches into seven inning for win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/28/2015) Mariners starting pitcher J.A. Happ (2-1) allowed one run on six hits and struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings to beat the Rangers on Tuesday.

Happ walked one batter in the game and has now issued just three free passes in 27 1/3 innings this season.

"He kept them off balance all night, really commanded his fastball and curveball," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "His velocity last year was right up there with all the top hard-throwing lefties. I don't think he had his best velocity fastball tonight, but certainly had real good command."

Happ's next scheduled start is set for Sunday in Houston.


Control keys comeback for Mariners starter J.A. Happ


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) It doesn't take a baseball genius to figure out why veteran left-hander J.A. Happ is finally finding success with the Mariners.

He's throwing strikes. Quality strikes.

Control has always been his bugaboo. Though he did show signs of finding the plate more consistently in 2014, he averaged about four walks per nine innings previously in his career. But he has just two walks in 20 2/3 innings in 2015. Thus a 2.61 ERA. Not bad for a guy whose best ERA since 2011 has been 4.22.

His latest triumph was a two-run performance in 7 1/3 innings to beat Houston on Wednesday. Happ walked none and fanned five in the effort.

"My God, prayer works," Lloyd McClendon quipped to MLB.com after the game. "He really pounded the zone and was outstanding again."

Catcher Mike Zunino agreed.

"He had great command of the strike zone and his two-seam and changeup were great," he said. "He got a lot of early contact with that and it allowed him to pitch into the eighth."


Mariners' J.A. Happ strikes out five in win over Astros


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ struck out five batters in Wednesday night’s 3-2 win over the Astros.

Happ went 7 1/3 innings and gave up two earned runs on eight hits. Happ walked zero batters but did give up a home run. Happ’s ERA is now 2.61 for the season.

Happ’s next projected start is on April 28 against the Rangers.


Mariners starter J.A. Happ handed first defeat on Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Mariners starter J.A. Happ (0-1) suffered his first loss of the season on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings against the Rangers.

Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos touched Happ for a home run.

Happ will look to even his record in his next start Wednesday against the Astros.


J.A. Happ gets no decision in Mariners win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Mariners starter J.A. Happ pitched 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision in Saturday's 5-4 win over the A's.

"That was a much-needed start, I can tell you that," manager Lloyd McClendon said after the game, per MLB.com. "Our bullpen had been a little bit overworked to that point. For him to come out and give us those innings was special for us."

Happ gave up two runs on seven hits and didn't walk a batter. He struck out one and threw 54 strikes in 82 pitches.

"I thought his secondary stuff was very good," McClendon said. "He threw some good changeups, good breaking balls. His fastball was 92-93. He did a nice job. I think they found holes [in the seventh]. His velocity didn't fade. He made quality pitches. That's just baseball."

Happ's next start will be Friday against the Rangers and Yovani Gallardo. 


Mariners announce starting rotation for Opening Day


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has decided on his starting rotation to begin the season, reports the Tacoma News Tribune.

The rotation will go as follows: Felix Hernandez, James Paxton, Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker and J.A. Happ.

Happ was expected to be either the fourth or fifth starter in the rotation.