Jarrod Parker: Oakland A’s Rookie Hurler Earns AL Best of the Night Award
Jarrod Parker was faced with a tough assignment on Monday night. All the Oakland A's rookie had to do was go out and shut down the Texas Rangers, who have the most explosive offense in Major League Baseball.
Parker did everything the A's could have possibly asked and then some. He didn't just beat the Rangers. He dominated them, and he very nearly made history in the process.
Parker, who was making just the ninth start of his young career, didn't give up a hit through the first seven innings of the game, and not even the great Josh Hamilton posed a threat. Parker walked him early in the game but then went on to strike him o...
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