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Jarrod Parker’s no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning

Jun 5, 2012, 12:28 AM EDT

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UPDATE: Parker is done after eight shutout innings. He gave up just the one hit while throwing 69 out of 111 pitches for strikes and now owns a 2.40 ERA over his first eight starts with Oakland. If everything pans out the way the A’s hope, he’ll have many more chances at a no-no in the future.

12:16 AM: Michael Young ended Parker’s no-hit bid by leading off the top of the eighth inning with a single through the middle. It’s safe to say A’s manager Bob Melvin is the most relieved person in the ballpark.

12:05 AM: There’s something interesting going on in Oakland this evening, as Athletics’ rookie right-hander Jarrod Parker has held the Rangers hitless through seven innings. The A’s lead this one 10-0. Yep, 10-0.

Parker has walked three and struck out six, including two whiffs of Josh Hamilton. The bummer is that he has already thrown 107 pitches, so it’s unlikely he’ll get a chance to finish this one off. The 23-year-old right-hander hasn’t thrown more than 112 pitches in his previous seven starts since his promotion from Triple-A Sacramento.

Stay tuned to see if the A’s can deliver the fourth no-hitter in baseball this season, joining Phil Humber (perfect game), Jered Weaver and Johan Santana.

  1. greej1938l - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Against the best team too!

  2. mianfr - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Not trying to be mean, but the baseball gods are really wasting all those perfect games and no-hit bids on the O.co Coliseum. Look like a four digit attendance number tonight.

  3. mianfr - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Not trying to be mean, but the baseball gods are really wasting all those perfect games and no-hit bids on the O.co Coliseum. Looked like a four digit attendance number tonight.

  4. beefytrout - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Roy Oswalt is probably kicking himself for not holding out for another $1-2 million. When your 4th outfielder pitches as well as your fifth starter, and your otherworldly run differential loses about 30 runs, there’s trouble in Nolanland.

    • beefytrout - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:49 AM

      30 runs in a week, that should have said.

  5. dan1111 - Jun 5, 2012 at 4:46 AM

    “If everything pans out the way the A’s hope, he’ll have many more chances at a no-no in the future.” If only he got to face the A’s, then he would really have a great shot at it.

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