Gerardo Parra barehands ball, guns out runner

Christian Petersen

Gerardo Parra: great at defense.

Diamondbacks' outfielder Gerardo Parra is a fine defensive player and former Gold Glove recipient, and reminded us of this with a proverbial bang-bang play in right field on Sunday against the Giants.

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That's pitcher Chad Gaudin holding up until it's too late as he waits to see if the line drive falls in for a hit. Parra grabbed it one hop and fired in to second in time to erase any damage.

This is one of those moments where I'm pleased with the existence of slow motion replays and alternate camera angles, if only because it lets us see just how quick and accurate this whole play is:

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