Manny Parra

Manuel Alex "Manny" Parra (born October 30, 1982, in Carmichael, California) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. Parra graduated from Casa Roble High School in 2000, and American River College in 2002. While playing in high school, he also played first base. He was named the National Junior College Player of the year in 2002 by Baseball America. On June 25, 2007, Parra pitched a perfect game against the Round Rock Express while playing for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. This was only the third nine-inning perfect game in Pacific Coast League history; one of the other two was thrown by John Wasdin, also of the Sounds. Parra made his major league debut on July 20, 2007 against the San Francisco Giants. He was a closing pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. Parra became an starting pitcher for the Brewers, and earned his first major league win on April 5, 2008 against the San Francisco Giants. In April, he posted a 1–1 record. However, through May and June, Parra posted a 7–1 record including a 6-game win streak. As the season wore on, Parra was capable of pitching deeper into games because of an increased pitch count and wasting fewer pitches on balls. On...
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