Found May 19, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra is widely known to have one of the best arms in all of baseball. Over the past three seasons, while playing mostly in a part-time role in Arizona's crowded outfield, Parra has totaled nine, 12 and eight assists, with the middle number coming in 2011, when he earned his first Gold Glove. He also already has six assists this year, leading all National League outfielders and putting him on pace to blow past his career best with the season barely past the quarter mark. The guy can gun it. And with him finally getting a chance to play every day this season, you'd think the scouting report would be out: Don't run on him. But on Saturday, in the bottom of the first inning in a game in Miami -- a game Parra led off with a home run to give the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead -- Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich did just that, trying to score from second on a line-drive single to right. Parra threw a laser to catcher Miguel Montero that beat Dietrich to the plate by about 10 feet to end the inning, and he reacted by summoning his inner Dikembe Mutumbo: While not quite as dramatic as Mutumbo's epic finger wag, it definitely told the story. By the way, Parra's throw turned out to be a significant one, as his leadoff homer held up as the only run of the game in the Diamondbacks' 1-0 win.

D-backs catcher, pitcher combine for circus catch

Your browser does not support iframes. Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero and pitcher Josh Collmenter combined for an impressive circus catch on a popup in the eighth inning of Sunday night's game at Marlin Park. Miami Marlins batter Adeiny Hechavarria tried to bunt the ball, but popped it up down the third base line. Montero chased it and failed to catch it, but...

Going...Going...Gone! Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parra Now Has Something in Common With Pete Rose

Arizona's 1-0 win over the Miami Marlins gave the Diamondbacks a record of 25-18 and a one game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. The one run came courtesy of a solo home run by Gerardo Parra in the first inning. What does that have to do with Pete Rose? Well, the home run--and only run--came on the first pitch of the game. The last time that happened...

Collmenter makes perhaps catch of the year

The 2-1 putout isn't a common one in baseball; most of the ones that do occur are on wild pitchespassed balls that result in the pitcher covering the plate. So how does a pitcher record a 2-1 putout on a ball that never touches the ground? Diamondbacks reliever Josh Collmenter did just that in Sunday's game against the Marlins -- with an assist (literally) from catcher Miguel...

Breaking down the success of Gerardo Parra

Gerardo Parra is putting up All-Star numbers. Alright, I guess it’s finally time to admit it: I’ve been wrong all season about Gerardo Parra.

D-Backs Prospect Archie Bradley Continues to Impress

Seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Archie Bradley was dominant in his start for Double-A Mobile on May 13 in a 3-2 victory over Jacksonville. Bradley worked 6 innings, giving up no runs on 2 hits with 9 strikeouts, adding continued success to a blistering month of May. Bradley delivered another strong outing  leading Mobile to a 4-1 win over Pensacola...

Goldschmidt has huge day as D-backs rout Marlins

MIAMI (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, had four hits and drove in four runs to lead the Diamondbacks to a 9-2 win over the Marlins on Friday night. Eric Chavez homered and also had four hits, and Gerardo Parra and Martin Prado had three hits apiece for Arizona, which had 16 hits in all and won its third straight game. Trevor Cahill (3-4) won for the third time in four decisions...

Paul Goldschmidt Homers Twice to Lead Arizona to Victory

Paul Goldschmidt’s two home runs led the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 9-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night, the first game in a three-game series in Miami. The two-homer game is Goldschmidt’s second multi-home run game in his young career, the first occurring on May 18, 2012 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He would finish the game with a career high 4 hits and 4 RBI...

Diamondbacks 1, Marlins 0

Brandon McCarthy pitched a three-hitter for his first win since being struck in the head by a line drive last season, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Saturday night. Gerardo Parra led off the game with a home run for Arizona, which has won four in a row while dealing the Marlins a season-long seven-game losing streak. McCarthy (1-3) struck out five...

Series recap: Diamondbacks at Marlins

Friday night Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 2: Arizonas Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, had four RBI and tied his career high with four hits. Marlins starter Kevin Slowey allowed six runs and seven hits in three innings. Saturday night Diamondbacks 1, Marlins 0: The Marlins managed just three hits off Arizonas Brandon McCarthy, who earned his third career shutout. Gerardo Parra homered...

Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 2

Paul Goldschmidt is one of the hottest hitters in baseball. Goldschmidt homered twice, tied his career high with four hits and drove in four runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Miami Marlins 9-2 on Friday night. ''Watch the kid, watch the way he stays with his approach, he's dangerous,'' Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. Goldschmidt hit a two...

D-backs look to finish off sweep, win fifth straight

Facing an offensively challenged Miami team that's been particularly bad against left-handers lately, Wade Miley appears to be in a good spot to rebound from his worst outing of the season. Miley will try to keep the Marlins' bats quiet and lead the Diamondbacks to their fifth straight win in the finale of a three-game series at Marlins Park on Sunday. The D-backs (25-18...

Miami drops 9-2 decision to Arizona, extends skid to six

MIAMI (AP) --Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, tied his career high with four hits and drove in four runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Miami Marlins 9-2 Friday night. Eric Chavez homered and also had four hits, and Gerardo Parra and Martin Prado had three hits apiece for Arizona, which had 16 hits in all and won its third straight game. Trevor Cahill (3-4) won for the...

Brandon McCarthy Rebounds With Shutout of Marlins

Brandon McCarthy was dominant on Saturday, blanking the Miami Marlins for his first win not only with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but also since being struck in the head with an Erick Aybar line-drive on August 5, 2012 against the Los Angeles Angels. McCarthy registered his third career shutout (his first since September 3, 2011 against the Seattle Mariners) in a 1-0 victory over the...

Trot Times for May 18, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness was, of course, great. And it even reminded me of a time when NBC thought a bit less about the franchise. Now let's get to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks - 20.0 seconds [video] A first-inning home run from Parra was all the Diamondbacks would need behind Brandon McCarthy's three-hit shutout. Slowest...
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