J.A. Happ gives Yankees six strong innings after return from hand, foot and mouth disease

J.A. Happ gives Yankees six strong innings after return from hand, foot and mouth disease

Since the All-Star break, the Yankees’ rotation has been full of question marks ranging from the disappearance of Luis Severino’s All-Star stuff, questions of CC Sabathia’s durability, and the implosion of Sonny Gray. The Yankees traded for Happ to be an absolute, and in two starts he has been — so long as he stays on the field. “I still don’t know where I got it,” he said Thursday of his viral illness, which is commonly found in children.

Struggling since return from DL, Yankees' Gleyber Torres gets needed day off

Struggling since return from DL, Yankees' Gleyber Torres gets needed day off

“I feel like he’s starting to find his timing a little more. I thought his at-bats yesterday were really good, he really took what the pitcher was giving to him,” Boone said of Torres’ two-walk performance in Wednesday’s win. “Through this stretch where we’ve had some extra-inning games, some long games, he’s bounced back pretty well so that’s been encouraging.”