Peraza went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in a 10-9 loss against the Rockies on Sunday. The 25-year-old smashed a pinch-hit homer to pull the Reds within a run during the sixth, but those were the last runs of the game. Peraza stayed in the contest as part of a double-switch and received another at-bat during the ninth but struck out. He went 5-for-8 (.625) with two extra-base hits and five RBI during the weekend series against the Rockies. Peraza is batting .236 with six homers, 25 RBI, 26 runs and five steals in 233 at-bats this season.
Peraza went 4-for-6 with a triple, three RBI and two runs Saturday in the Reds' 17-9 win over the Rockies. Peraza was one of several players to take advantage of the favorable offensive conditions at Coors Field, as he matched his hit output from his previous 10 games combined. Though Peraza would likely make for an appealing DFS option if he joins the starting nine again Sunday in the series finale in Colorado, his season-long fantasy value remains limited while he fills only a part-time role for the Reds.
Peraza went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, but made two critical mistakes that contributed to the loss, Sarah Wexler of MLB.com reports. He got picked off first base early in the game, then later lost track of outs after catching a fly ball in left field, allowing a runner to score from second base after tagging up. Peraza is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game, but he's set to lose some playing time once Scooter Gennett returns this weekend. It's been a disappointing season -- not only is Peraza hitting .224, but he's only 5-for-9 on the basepaths after tallying 23 stolen bases last season.
With Nick Senzel out with a migraine Saturday, Peraza is getting the start in center field. Peraza had a big two-run triple in Friday's win over the Brewers. This will be his sixth start in the last eight games. When Scooter Gennett returns, it's going to be more difficult to get Peraza opportunities to start.
Peraza will start at shortstop and bat sixth Monday against the Astros, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Peraza will enter the lineup for the second straight game and fourth time in five contests while Jose Iglesias (personal) remains on paternity leave. With Iglesias expected back by Wednesday, Peraza should soon shift back into the utility role he's occupied for the last few weeks.
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