Parnell pitches in loss

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 19, 2009

Staff report
Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) pitched a scoreless eighth inning in New York’s 7-1 loss to Atlanta on Sunday night.
Parnell got Casey Kotchman and Ryan Church to both ground out to first. Greg Norton and Nate McLouth walked in consecutive at-bats, and Martin Prado flied out to right field.
Parnell lowered his ERA to 4.25. He had a rough outing earlier in the Atlanta series, but he’s officially had seven straight scoreless appearances in July.