Phillies' Happ Struck By Line Drive, Knocked Out Of Game 2

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Phillies reliever J.A. Happ was knocked out of Game 2 of their division series against Colorado after he was struck in the knee by a line drive in the seventh inning.

Happ faced only one batter in Thursday's game. Colorado pinch-hitter Seth Smith hit a hard shot straight off Happ's leg for an infield single. The Phillies trainer immediately came rushing out and Happ left the game for Scott Eyre.

Happ went 12-4 for the Phillies this year and made 23 starts. He relieved Joe Blanton, another member of Philadelphia's rotation who was used in relief.

Happ and Blanton are both candidates to start Game 3 on Saturday at Colorado.


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