Gerardo Parra's Bunt Double Is as Marvelous as It Sounds

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In an instant, all other bunts were rendered quite lame. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks were in the fifth inning of what would be a marathon clash with the New York Mets when Gerardo Parra decided to lay down a bunt. 

With the Mets up one and Cody Ross on first, Parra lays down what has to be one of the most efficient hits of the year; the ball slides in between first and second base for the rare bunt double. 

As the announcers state, Daniel Murphy saw the bunt and broke to cover first base, but the bunt was hit far too perfectly for any Met to have a chance at the ball. 

Wil Nieves would single home both Ross and Parra in the next at-bat, putting the Diamondbacks up 2-1 in the ballgame, which would prove vital. 

The two teams would end up battling for 15 grueling innings before Parra scored the crucial go-ahead run. 

While an exhausting affair, Arizona will certainly take the 5-4 victory. The NL West leaders have lost eight of their last 11 games, yet they still lead the division by 2.5 games entering Friday.  

When teams struggle, it seems like their stars have to go above and beyond to make things happen. Parra certainly proved that sentiment by getting into scoring position with a masterpiece of a bunt. 

That's how you lay it down. 

 

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