Peralta is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres. Peralta will take a seat on the bench after starting the team's last eight games. Unless he's used later today, he'll finish the season with a .293 batting average and career highs in home runs (30) and RBI (87). Patrick Kivlehan will replace him in left field for the afternoon.
Peralta went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers. Peralta added a late insurance run, tallying the final run of the ballgame with a solo homer in the seventh inning to make it 7-2. It's been a breakout campaign for the 31-year-old, as he's already long surpassed his career highs in home runs (30) and RBI (87) to go along with a solid .296/.355/.524 slash line.
Peralta is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers. Peralta, who went 2-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, will take a seat for the series opener as manager Torey Lovullo rests some of his starters with the Diamondbacks out of playoff contention. Socrates Brito gets the start in left field in this one, hitting seventh.
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.