Message received: Parra excelling for Arizona

Message received: Parra excelling for Arizona

PHOENIX -- D-backs manager Kirk Gibson has spoken about how it's becoming time for left fielder Gerardo Parra to step up.

It seems that Parra has received the message.

In Tuesday night's 9-4 victory over the Rockies, Parra recorded a career-high four hits and fell a home run short of the cycle.

"I feel good," Parra said. "But when you win, everything is good."

After playing sparingly early in the season, the 24-year-old has emerged as the D-backs' everyday left fielder and has recorded three multi-hit games in his past six.

As a result, Parra has found his way into the No. 2 hole more often.

"I'm good with whatever," Parra said. "In the top or the bottom, when I see that I'm in the lineup, that's when I'm happy. I play the same way no matter which spot I'm in."

His arm in left field has also been a big factor for the D-backs defensively, as teams are shying away from taking the extra base or trying to tag up on him. Parra recorded his ninth outfield assist by throwing out Colorado's Dexter Fowler in Wednesday's first inning.

"I'm ready for everything," Parra said. "If a guy's running or not, I'll be ready."