Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer against the Brewers in Thursday's 6-3 victory. The Cards were down 3-0 in this one, but Peralta erased that deficit with one big swing. The long ball was his first in quite some time, as he hadn't gone yard since homering in consecutive games July 31 and Aug. 1. Indeed, it's been a struggle for him as a whole since the All-Star break, but perhaps this is a sign that things are starting to take a turn for the better.
Shortstop Jhonny Peralta will get a break Sunday, as he is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup or the series finale against the Giants. Peralta is 0-for-17 in his last four games and is hitting just .229 in 96 at-bats in August. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Greg Garcia.
With his team already up by five runs, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta chipped in a two-run home run in the sixth inning, as the Cards topped the Rockies 7-0 on Friday. Peralta went 2 for 4 in the game, including his 15th longball of the season. The home run broke a 12-game homer draught for the All-Star shortstop.
Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta was not in Sunday's lineup against the Braves, the team announced. Peralta was replaced at shortstop by Pete Kozma, who will hit eighth. Peralta is hitting .319 with two home runs and five RBI in his last 11 games.
Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta gave his team the lead with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, leading the way to the 3-2 win over the Mets on Friday. Peralta came to bat with the score tied at 1-1 in the sixth. He proceeded to take a Noah Syndergaard pitch over the left field wall for his 14th homer of the year. The home run was Peralta's only hit of the game, and the 2015 All-Star is batting .268 with three longballs over his last 10 games.