I’ve got to make them put the ball in play,’’ Happ said. I’ve got to force the issue better than I did today. He called the walks “uncharacteristic” and admitted frustration with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez: “I did hit some [spots in the strike zone] and didn’t get [calls].
Minnesota Twins starter Randy Dobnak pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Pittsburgh. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Pittsburgh Pirates starter Trevor Williams pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Pittsburgh.
Playing a road game in their home ballpark, the Philadelphia Phillies came out swinging against the powerful New York Yankees. Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto homered to back Zack Wheeler and lead the “visiting” Phillies to an 11-7 victory over the Yankees, snapping New York’s seven-game winning streak in the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader in Philadelphia on Wednesday.