J.A. Happ
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For the second night in a row, the New York Yankees fell to the Oakland Athletics, as the Bombers west-coast trip is off to a rough start.

Kelly's Comments

We’re two games into this nine-game west coast trip for the New York Yankees and it may never end. Any and all optimism retained after day one now resides in the trash.

Once again, the sound of giant drums and cowbells will haunt my dreams. I truly believe I’d rather actually be lost in the silence of space than stuck in Oakland any longer.

The Yankees dropped another game to the Oakland Athletics by the score of 6-4.

Blame for this loss can be placed solely on J.A. Happ. He threw four innings and allowed five earned runs, putting the Yankees in a hole early yet again. He turned the ball over to Chad Green after loading the bases with no outs in the fifth.

Happ has struggled mightily the entire year, leaving fans to hope he’s nowhere near the postseason roster.

After producing at a high level for the 2018 Yankees, Happ’s 2019 season has been a complete disaster.

Of course, the Yankees offense wasn’t particularly sharp on Wednesday either. Yet again, the team racked up hits but failed to bring in big runs. They left 10 runners on base and hit just 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Mike Tauchman put forth a solid day of work, going 2-for-2 with two RBIs.


Mike Ford hit a long ball in the seventh before a Didi Gregorius RBI double, cutting the lead to 6-4.


Additionally, Gio Urshela turned in another multi-hit game, which isn’t exactly news anymore.

The Yankees now turn their attention to avoiding a road trip opening sweep on Thursday.

Savage of the Game — Mike Tauchman

Certainly, “The Sockman” tried his best to will the Yankees to a win on Wednesday. He went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs, raising his season batting average to .300. On a quiet night for the Yankees, that’s about as savage as it gets.

Lifetime ballplayer and Yankee fan. Strongly believe that the eye-test and advanced stats can be used together instead of against each other.