J.A. Happ didn’t look superior for much of past period, and he’s been dreadful by means of his 1st two starts off of 2020.
The 37-year-outdated experienced his second straight unpleasant outing in Wednesday’s 11-seven loss to the Phillies at Citizens Lender Park, the 1st video game of a 7-inning doubleheader.
He permitted a homer to Bryce Harper in the top rated of the third and appeared rattled by it, as he ended up going for walks six batters in his brief outing.
“I’ve acquired to make them set the ball in perform,’’ Happ reported. “I’ve acquired to power the challenge much better than I did now.”
He called the walks “uncharacteristic” and admitted aggravation with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez: “I did hit some [places in the strike zone] and didn’t get [phone calls]. That is just a fact, but that comes about. I’ve acquired to transfer on.”