Parker (2-1) allowed a run on one hit and struck out three in 1.1 innings, taking the loss Tuesday versus Kansas City. Parker was perfect in the seventh inning, but he allowed a one-out single to Whit Merrifield in the eighth. Bryan Shaw then entered the game in relief and allowed an RBI triple to Nicky Lopez. With the run on Parker's line, he took his first loss of the season. He's added a 2.74 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 35:14 K:BB while seeing mainly low-leverage assignments across his 42.2 innings this year.
Parker allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless inning during Sunday's 11-1 win over the Yankees. The veteran right-hander put runners on the corners in the eighth inning, but he struck out Anthony Rizzo and Aaron Judge to end the threat. Parker still allows a few too many baserunners, given his 1.26 WHIP, but he's been effective at limiting the damage to a 2.54 ERA in 39 innings. He's added a 31:13 K:BB with two wins and three holds in 42 appearances.
Parker (2-0) walked one and struck out one in one inning, earning the win Wednesday versus Kansas City. Cleveland utilized Bryan Shaw and Emmanuel Clase to keep the game tied at 3-3 prior to extra innings, where Parker delivered a scoreless 10th to put him in position to grab the victory. Parker has allowed three runs in his last 15 innings, good for a 1.80 ERA in that span. He's posted a 2.16 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 26:9 K:BB across 33.1 innings overall, emerging as an effective low-leverage option despite a 7.0 K/9 rate and 90.6 mph average velocity.
Parker has allowed two runs in 11 innings in August. The veteran right-hander continues to provide Cleveland with solid work in a mostly low-leverage role. Parker has lowered his ERA to 2.15 with a 1.16 WHIP and 23:7 K:BB across 29.1 innings this year. While he's picked up just one win and one hold, he's done well to keep the ball in the yard with only two home runs allowed. He's also worked a 3.40 FIP and .291 BABIP, both of which indicate he could regress slightly but not dramatically.
Parker logged two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out one in Monday's 9-3 win over Cleveland. Over his last 13.2 innings, Parker has yielded two runs on 10 hits and five walks. While his strikeout numbers aren't anything special, he's been an effective reliever for Cleveland. He has a 2.35 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 17:6 K:BB across 23 innings while adding a win and a hold in a low-leverage role.
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