SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — J.A. Happ has no results to show for how far he has come after nearly three weeks in the minors.
A new mindset and improved mechanics to mention a couple of things he took from his demotion.
Happ (4-15) was the losing pitcher in Houston's 2-1 defeat to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, allowing a decisive two-run double to former Astros teammate Jeff Keppinger in the fifth after throwing two straight strikes to begin the at-bat.
"I got the loss but I'm trying to be done with negatives and think there were a lot of positives to take out of this game," said Happ, who lost his fourth straight start a day after being recalled from Triple-A. "If I throw the ball like that more often than