Mariners Game Recap: M’s Take Advantage of A’s Errors, Win 7-2

2 of 5

Apr 22, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ (33) throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

J.A. Happ with Another Strong Outing

J.A. Happ was far from dominant on Saturday evening, but he did enough to earn his 3rd win of the season. The 32-year-old allowed 1 run on 4 hits across 5 innings pitched. Happ posted 8 punch outs and issued 2 free passes on the night. He had some slight problems with command, as just 55 of his 93 pitches found the strike zone.

The Mariners have received much more than they anticipated from J.A. Happ in 2015. The veteran southpaw was acquired to serve as the M’s 5th starter, but he has thus far been Seattle’s second best hurler. Happ is one of only 2 pitchers in the Mariners’ starting rotation that has a winning record, and his 3.29 ERA ranks second amongst Seattle starters.

Happ will get the ball next for the Mariners when they take on the Boston Red Sox this Friday at Safeco Field.

Next: Top of the M's Lineup Sparkles