Solid Outing From Happ Goes Downhill Fast in Jays Loss to Angels
TORONTO — A few inches either way and J.A. Happ is probably enjoying his 18th win of the season.
Instead, a line drive off the outside of his left foot in the sixth inning, off the bat of Kole Calhoun, took another very promising Happ outing and placed it squarely in the dumper.
More importantly, it led to a 6-3 Blue Jays loss and a disappointing 2-1 series loss to a team that came into Toronto looking ripe for the picking.
Through five innings, the Los Angeles Angels had managed all of two hits, both singles, both in the first inning, and both stranded.
From that point on, Happ retired 13 in a row.
The Angels opened the sixth with a leadoff single from the No. 8 hitter, Kaleb Cowart, and a walk to No. 9 hitter Gergorio Petit. The wheels fell off for good when the next hitter, Calhoun, lined one off Happ’s foot for a single with the ball kicking harmlessly to the third base line.