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Jhonny Peralta | Shortstop

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jhonny Peralta hit a solo home run and went 3-for-4 in Friday's game against the Brewers.
Peralta launched the solo home run off of Matt Garza in the sixth inning. The big game jumped his batting line up to .317/.344/.500. All was not roses for the shortstop, as he did commit an error in the field. Such things do not lead to runs when you're playing the Brewers, though, and the Cardinals still came away with a 3-0 win. Apr 25 - 2:35 AM

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Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Peralta singled in the second, walked in the third and got a gift two-RBI double in the seventh when Ryan Braun misplayed a ball in right field. It comes one day after the shortstop had a single and a game-tying, two-run homer. Peralta is batting .360/.407/.600 so far for the Redbirds.
Apr 13 - 7:34 PM

Jhonny Peralta is hitting cleanup for the Cardinals in Sunday's Opening Night contest against the Cubs.

The rest of the lineup shakes out like this: Matt Carpenter, Jason Heyward, Matt Holliday, Peralta, Matt Adams, Yadier Molina, Kolten Wong and Jon Jay with Adam Wainwright toeing the slab.
Apr 5 - 5:01 PM

Jhonny Peralta finished 3-for-3 with a homer and a steal Tuesday versus the Marlins.

Peralta was 1-for-14 before breaking out today. He's not one of our preferred shortstop picks this year, in part because it seems likely that he'll hit seventh for the Cardinals. He should be solid, but he's probably not bettering last year's numbers.
Mar 17 - 5:32 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Cardinals past the Diamondbacks 7-6 in 10 innings on Friday.

Peralta drove in pinch-runner Daniel Descalso to provide the go-ahead run in the 10th. He's up to 74 RBI for the season. The Cardinals held on to the one-game lead over Pittsburgh with two games remaining.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:24:00 AM

Jhonny Peralta hit his 21st home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

After a Matt Holliday RBI double got the Cardinals on the board, Peralta followed with a two-run shot. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The shortstop has been a surprising offensive contributor this season, with 69 RBI to go with a .264/.340/.456 line.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Pete Kozma is at shortstop in Peralta's place.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 02:09:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Peralta hit a homer off Brewers reliever Alfredo Figaro in the ninth inning for his third hit of the day. The home run was Peralta's 20th of the season, the fifth time in his career he's hit the 20-homer plateau. Peralta has 65 RBI with a .268/.342/.459 line.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta clubbed his 19th home run of the season in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

The veteran shortstop, who served as the team's cleanup hitter in this one, took Mike Fiers deep to left field for a solo shot to get the Cardinals on the board in the sixth inning. He has certainly brought his power stroke with him from Motown, slashing .266/.342/.455 with 19 homers and 64 RBI.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:35:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Peralta delivered RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings, giving him 63 RBI on the year. On the final day of August, the 32-year-old raised his average to .343 for the month. His strong month has his line up to .272/.347/.460 overall.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday.

The veteran shortstop delivered an RBI single off opposing starter Kyle Hendricks to push the Cardinals second run across in the opening inning, but that would end up being the extent of their offense. He's done a nice job with the stick in his first season with the Cardinals, slashing .268/.340/.456 with 18 homers and 60 RBI.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:21:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta knocked in three runs with a double, his only hit in four at-bats in Wednesday's win against the Reds.

Peralta extended the Cardinals' lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning with his bases-clearing double off of Johnny Cueto. The shortstop has been an RBI machine, knocking in at least one run in six of his last seven games. He's been exactly what the Cardinals paid for, slashing .266/.339/.459 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI this season.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta hit his 17th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

The solo shot in the sixth inning was a milestone homer for Peralta, who set a single-season record for home runs by a Cardinals shortstop with the blast. It's just the second time he's hit at least 17 homers in a season since 2008. It would take a barrage to end the year, but Peralta has an outside shot at tying his career high of 24 home runs he hit with the Indians in 2005.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 12:27:00 AM

Jhonny Peralta sent the Cardinals home happy with a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning on Monday against the Reds.

Peralta picked up teammate Trevor Rosenthal, who blew the save in the ninth inning. The shortstop finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI, continuing a productive season in which he is slashing .266/.340/.453 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 11:51:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Padres.

Peralta's second-inning, two-run blast off of Eric Stults broke a scoreless tie. In the process, he tied a Cardinals record for home runs in a single season by a shortstop, joining Daryl Spencer and Edgar Renteria with 16. He has a .260/.335/.447 slash line and 51 RBI to go along with them.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Lance Lynn
3John Lackey
4Michael Wacha
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva