Peralta went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Arizona's 6-2 loss to Colorado on Friday. The outfielder was the only one to really get to Colorado starter German Marquez, who he touched up with a two-run blast in the first inning. It was Peralta's 29th long ball of the season, which is more than double the total he put up a season ago when he hit 14. He's also boasting a robust .295/.352/.517 slash line over 532 at-bats.
Peralta is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday. Peralta will take up a spot on the bench for the series finale after starting the past five games. In his absence, Patrick Kivlehan will start in left field and bat fifth.
Peralta went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 loss to the Astros. Peralta tied the game up at 1-1 in the sixth inning, when he took Justin Verlander deep for his 28th home run of the season. Though his 576 plate appearances are just one fewer than his total from 2017, Peralta has shockingly doubled his home-run output. The installation of the humidor at Chase Field has done nothing to dampen Peralta's output in Arizona, where the outfielder has swatted half of his long balls while slashing a spectacular .349/.399/.600 (155 wRC+).
Peralta went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 win over the Astros on Friday. It was only the second multi-hit effort for Peralta in Arizona's last 21 games, but that's done little to take the shine off what has been an outstanding second half for the outfielder. Over 46 appearances since the All-Star break, Peralta is hitting .330 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI and 28 runs, ranking no worse than third on the team in each of those respective categories during that span.
Peralta is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rockies. Peralta will head to the bench with southpaw Kyle Freeland on the hill for Colorado. In his place, Jon Jay will man left field and bat atop the Diamondbacks' order.
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