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J.A. Happ’s latest letdown is sum of Yankees’ postseason fears

Life looks different for J.A. Happ. His season looks the same. Returning from the paternity list — following the birth of his “third and final child” — for Sunday night’s start against the Red Sox, Happ earned an easy win after receiving a seven-run cushion in the Yankees’ 7-4 win in The Bronx, but the 36-year-old’s latest mediocre outing again hinted at the potential disaster looming from Brian Cashman’s reluctance to upgrade the rotation before the trade deadline. Happ (9-6), whose ERA increased to 5.24, allowed four runs over 5 ²/₃ innings, allowing seven hits and one walk, with three strikeouts. Entering with a 5.64 ERA in 12 starts at Yankee Stadium this season, Happ actually looked at home in the first four f ...
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