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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 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. Sep 27 - 2:24 AM

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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.
Sep 14 - 7:10 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.
Sep 10 - 2:09 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.
Sep 7 - 5:57 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.
Sep 5 - 11:35 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.
Aug 31 - 7:05 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.
Aug 29 - 11:21 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.
Aug 20 - 11:33 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.
Aug 20 - 12:27 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.
Aug 18 - 11:51 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.
Aug 14 - 11:39 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Peralta had an RBI single in the first inning, and he singled and scored in the ninth as well. The shortstop is 11-for-28 in his past eight games, bringing his season line up to .260/.338/.447. Hitting near the middle of the lineup for the offensively challenged Cardinals, Peralta should continue to see RBI opportunities going forward.
Aug 10 - 6:22 PM

Jhonny Peralta finished 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in Thursday's win against the Red Sox.

Peralta got the scoring started with a two-run double in the first inning, part of a three-run frame. The shortstop has been rather quiet since the second half began, but still maintains a .254/.333/.440 line with 15 home runs and 47 RBI.
Aug 7 - 11:32 PM

Jhonny Peralta singled and launched a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Giants left fielder Tyler Colvin lost Peralta's first-inning drive in the sun, but it didn't end up mattering because it wound up in the seats. While he's hitting just .241, Peralta has made his base knocks count, leading the Cardinals both in homers (12) and doubles (23).
Jul 3 - 7:13 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Sunday.

Peralta came up with the bases loaded in the fourth inning and delivered a two-run single, giving him 30 RBI on the year. Aside from hitting for power -- the 32-year-old has 10 home runs and 19 doubles on the year -- Peralta has struggled offensively through much of the first half. The shortstop is hitting .240/.317/.427 through 74 games.
Jun 22 - 8:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Xavier Scruggs
3Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
4Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
3Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Jaime Garcia
6Carlos Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Nick Greenwood
9Tyler Lyons
10Marco Gonzales
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
13Marcus Hatley