Well, in 3 career starts, Jarrod Parker has given up 2 earned runs in 18 innings. Fortunately, Balfour didn't piss away another win for him last night. Offense did just enough and they held on for a big win against a very hot Redsox offense and a pitcher that had pitched very well this year in Felix Dubront. Cespedes and Weeks did the job as they have to being the only two players of note in the lineup, though Josh Reddick has been a pleasant surprise.
With the offense being so anemic, I can't see how Michael Taylor and/or Chris Carter are in AAA much longer. The A's DH position is batting about .200 with no power this season, though Manny will be back in the next few weeks so maybe they wait for him.