OAKLAND, CA - Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker fellto the ground in pain after delivering a pitch in the fourth inning ofSaturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals and exited with an apparenthamstring injury.
Parker stopped short on his follow-through on an offering to Allen Craig withtwo outs in the fourth and doubled over in obvious pain while grabbing theback of his right leg, just above the knee.
The right-hander stayed on the ground and tried working out the kinks, butafter throwing several warm up pitches, he walked off the field under his ownpower as Jesse Chavez relieved him from the bullpen.
Parker gave up two hits before leaving -- one when Craig doubled the injury-induced pitch off the wall in left-center. He left with the game in ascoreless tie, keeping his streak of four consecutive winning decisions intact.