Posted June 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
No-hitter or not, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin prepared himself to pull rookie Jarrod Parker after the eighth inning Monday night. Melvin prepared himself for the boos, but Michael Young's single up the middle for Texas leading off the eighth inning broke up the bid, making the manager's decision all the easier. Parker (2-2) had reached 91 pitches after six innings, and that's when Melvin made up his mind. The 23-year-old right-hander, making his ninth career start, threw a career-high 112 pitches in a May 13 loss to Detroit. He then was knocked out after two innings at San Francisco in his next outing. A first-round pick by the Diamondbacks in 2007, Parker came to the A's in a December trade that sent Trevor Cahill and reliever Craig Breslow to Arizona.
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