Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ continued his hot start with his new team on Tuesday night when he pitched seven scoreless innings against the Rays.
He allowed one soft single in the fourth inning and worked around four walks to keep the Rays off the board. He needed 106 pitches to get through seven innings.
"It got better as the game went on,'' said Happ, according to the New York Post.
Happ recently was briefly sidelined by hand, foot, and mouth disease, but now has a 1.89 ERA in three outings since joining the Yankees on July 26. His strong start has been welcomed by the Yankees, especially with Luis Severino enduring a rough patch as of late.
"He's really good," manager Aaron Boone said after the game, per MLB.com. "It's been evident since we got him, obviously, and what he's been able to do in this league now for a long time and this division in the last couple of years. But you saw a guy really in command of his pitches, his emotions, the ability to really just get back on the mound and repeat his delivery so well. Just a real quality outing from a really good pitcher."
Happ has a 3.86 ERA through 23 games so far this season between the Blue Jays and Yankees.