For the first time in his last 20 starts, A’s righty Jerrod Parker was beaten Monday night.
The consistent pitcher brought a 19-game unbeaten streak into the division rivalry, but did not have command on his pitches on the evening, lasting just 4.1 innings and giving up 8 runs as Oakland fell to Anaheim by a final score of 12-1.
“It was a good run,” Parker said. “All good things come to an end. I guess if you’re going to do it, you might as well give it up and get it over with.”
“He [Parker] was healthy, we just haven’t seen him have an off night in quite some time… just not his best stuff tonight,” said Bob Melvin.
Parker was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday with a stomach ache, and may have been hampered by illness Monday night as well.
Nothing seemed to go right for the A’s on the evening as they were thoroughly dismantled by the Angels in all aspects of the game.
“You just move on from a tough loss, there are going to be games like that during the course of a season,” sa