Bits: Jarrod Parker continues hot start 

June, 5, 2012

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker was excellent again Monday, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers and ultimately throwing eight shutout innings. Parker, owned in a mere 7.3 percent of ESPN standard leagues, has allowed one run in his past 21 innings, striking out 18. His ERA is 2.40 and the rookie has given up more than two runs in only one of eight outings. He should be more popular.