Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is a career 8-for-22 with a double and home run against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Peralta went 1-for-3 in the victory over the Brewers on Wednesday and hit a home run last weekend for his 21st of the season. The shortstop has followed up last year's PED suspension embarrassment with a respectable .262/.337/.451 with 70 RBI and 58 runs to go with his 21 homers.
9/7/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs as St. Louis defeated Milwaukee, 9-1.
Insight: Peralta hit the homer off Brewer reliever Alfredo Figaro in the ninth inning for his third hit. The home run was Peralta's 20th of the season, which means it is the fifth time in Peralta's career that he reached the 20-homer plateau. He also has 65 RBI and .268/.342/.459 stat line.
9/3/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is a career .400 with two home runs against Pirates starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Peralta has been hot over the past month, batting .333 with four homers and 18 RBI through 29 August games. For the season, the shortstop has a .269 average, 18 home runs, 62 RBI and 53 runs and a favorable matchup.
8/31/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with two RBI on Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: Peralta has hits in eight of his last nine games, and in the lone game he doesn't, he had a pinch-hit walk. Over that stretch, Peralta is hitting .400 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI. For the season, the shortstop has a .272 average, 18 home runs, 63 RBI and 52 runs.
8/24/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has batted .325 with seven doubles, four homers, 15 RBI and 12 runs in August.
Insight: Peralta's 18 homers this season are his most since he had 21 in 2011 and his 33 doubles are his most since he had 35 in 2009.
8/19/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning to lift St. Louis over Cincinnati, 6-5, on Monday. Peralta went 3-for-5 with a double.
Insight: The shortstop has three multi-hit games in the last four days. During that stretch, he also has four RBI, three doubles, two runs and a walk.
8/3/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta is a career .433 hitter (13-for-30) against Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza.
Insight: Peralta has hit 15 home runs in 373 at-bats, up from 11 in 409 last year, and he also he 26 doubles, but he's batting just .252. We like this matchup.
7/3/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Thursday at San Francisco.
Insight: Peralta has hit 12 home runs in 294 at-bats, up from 11 in 409 last year, and he also he 23 doubles, but he's batting just .241.
6/18/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta won't be in action Wednesday against New York. SOURCE: Fox Sports Midwest
Insight: Peralta has only a .182 lifetime average versus Mets starter Bartolo Colon so it's probably for the best. Daniel Descalso (.175, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will get a try at shortstop.
6/3/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is a career .379 hitter (11-for-29) with three homers and a 1.136 OPS against Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Peralta has nine homers and 24 RBI this season despite a lowly .229 batting average, but hasn't hit a long ball in 13 games. Perhaps today is the day.
5/21/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has just one hit in 21 lifetime at bats against Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: That's pretty awful. What isn't awful is Peralta's .339 average for the month of May. If you want to ride the hot hand on Wednesday, be our guest. Just know this isn't a good matchup.
5/20/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: St. Louis SS Jhonny Peralta has batted .339 with three homers in May.
Insight: Peralta went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer Tuesday against Arizona. The shortstop now has nine homers this season, putting him on pace to best his career high of 24.
5/18/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: St. Louis SS Jhonny Peralta has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball during the month of May and has a good matchup in store Sunday.
Insight: Peralta has hit .340 with a .936 OPS this month, and he's gone 12-for-39 (.308) with two doubles and two homers against Braves starter Gavin Floyd.
5/15/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: St. Louis SS Jhonny Peralta is a career .471 hitter with two homers, eight RBI and a 1.409 OPS versus Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Peralta has been hot over the past two weeks, batting .372 with a 1.041 OPS over 11 games. He's a must start on Thursday afternoon.
5/14/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: St. Louis SS Jhonny Peralta has been an excellent hitter in his career against Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: In 17 at bats, Peralta is hitting .471 versus Hammel with two homers and eight RBI. With a .372 average for the month of May, there are plenty of good reasons to have Peralta in your lineup on Wednesday.
5/9/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has gone 11-for-28 (.393) with two homers and four RBI in May.
Insight: Peralta hit his eighth homer of the season Friday at Pittsburgh. With two hits, his average is up to .240 after he hit .196 in April.
5/6/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is 11-for-36 (.306) with two homers lifetime against Braves starter Gavin Floyd.
Insight: Floyd will make his Atlanta debut as well as his first start since April 27, 2013, Tuesday against the Cardinals after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Peralta has batted .385 (15-for-39) with four doubles and three homers in his last 10 games and is a must-start Tuesday.
5/4/2014 2:14:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has dominated Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel in 15 previous at bats (.467, 2 HR, 8 RBI).
Insight: After getting out to a slow start, Peralta is now 12 for his last 32 (.375) with three homers and seven RBI. Fantasy owners can start Peralta with confidence on Sunday.
4/30/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta should be a great fantasy play Wednesday against the Brewers.
Insight: He's a .464 career hitter against today's starting pitcher, Matt Garza. Peralta has done well lately, going 8-for-21 (.381) over his last five games.
4/27/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit his fifth and sixth homers of the season Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: Peralta has gone 5-for-9 with four extra-base hits in his last three games after going 0-for-20 in his previous six. Fantasy owners should be optimistic about Peralta for three reasons: he's hitting for power, striking out at a lower rate than last year and batting just .167 on balls in play even though there isn't anything peculiar about his batted-ball breakdown.
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