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Top Moment No. 21: Happ Shuts Out Rockies

Throughout the month, Phillies Nation will be counting down the Top 25 Phillies Moments of 2009.

Top Moment #21: JA Happ Shuts Out Colorado, Solidifies Spot in Rotation

Going into the Phillies game against the Rockies on August 5, there were some questions surrounding the last two spots in the Phillies rotation. Jamie Moyer, JA Happ and Pedro Martinez were all vying for those two coveted spots.

So what did JA Happ do? Only threw nine shutout innings, allowed a mere four hits and struck ten batters in his second complete game shutout of the season. Throwing 127 pitches, Happ proved to Charlie Manuel he had the arm to go the distance in big games down the stretch.

Pedro went on to strike out 11 down in Reading, and it was Happ and Martinez in the rotation and Jamie Moyer off to the bullpen thanks in part to one August night.

A game that was never in doubt, was put away with a Jayson Werth three-run bomb in the fifth that ended all scoring for the night. Not that the Phillies needed it… Happ was that good.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Manny

    December 10, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Great, great moment. GO HAPP!

  2. Manny

    December 10, 2009 at 10:38 am

    … That last pitch he threw to strike out Tulowitzki was 94mph.

  3. Pasadena_Phan

    December 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the link, (I was working that day) and that memory.
    Hope He’s with the Phils in April.

  4. sportsphan

    December 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Don’t let this guy go for any 33 year old–I don’t care HOW good they are!

  5. MikeMc26

    December 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I was at this game and it was an awesome one.

  6. karen

    December 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    This was definately an amazing game. It was that night that Happ truly made it as a philly. I don’t get this obsession about trading him but I shall shut my mouth on that. Thank you for that awesome game J

  7. MOAB

    December 10, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Don’t forget that ball he crushed to center. Great game!

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