PHOENIX (AP) - Last spring, Jarrod Parker was on edge during his time in Oakland's training camp. He was unrealistically pushing himself to make a good impression. Once he calmed down, he was solid.
Parker pitched two scoreless innings in his first spring start Friday, a 13-9 Athletics' loss to the San Francisco Giants.
"I was trying to do way too much trying to make the team," Parker said. "I wanted to make a splash. This year I can prepare slower and smarter and that's a good thing."
Brandon Belt had three hits and drove in a run for the …