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Cardinals escape with 7-6 win in 10 innings on Jhonny Peralta’s big night, magic number 2

The Cardinals still controlled their own destiny of clinching the NL Central title heading into the final regular season series against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. After Friday night’s series opener, they still do. It would take them 10 innings to do so. Diamondbacks’ starter Trevor Cahill, who entered his final start of the season at 3-12 with a 5.55 ERA, including a 6.84 home...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat D-backs in 10 innings

PHOENIX -- Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs, one with the go-ahead single in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived an Arizona rally to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night and stay alone atop the NL Central. The game came hours after the Diamondbacks announced manager Kirk Gibson had been fired. Pittsburgh won at Cincinnati 3-1 earlier Friday night, so the Pirates...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten hottest MLB hitters right now

Let’s take a look at ten hitters that are currently in red-hot form. 10. Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals On pace to exceed all his yearly averages, Peralta has taken advantage of the second chance granted to him when he signed with the Cards this offseason following a 50-game suspension in 2013 for PED involvement. Two of his three homers this month have come over the past seven...
Via The Sports Daily
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta is Having a Career Year for the Cardinals

Thanks to a recent surge, the St. Louis Cardinals are in position for the first wild card spot. They sit in second place in the National League Central, 2.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Though the team has the fewest home runs in the NL, shortstop Jhonny Peralta has supplied power to the Cards lineup. Peralta had an excellent year for the Detroit Tigers in 2013. He hit...
Via Baseball News Source
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta’s walk-off single in 10th lifts Cardinals past Reds

The Cardinals began their heavy NL Central schedule down the stretch with 30 out of their last 39 games against divisional opponents, with 23 of them coming against the Reds, Pirates, and Brewers. Monday night at Busch Stadium against Cincinnati would take extra innings, with the Reds playing a doubleheader in Colorado the night before. That would turn out to be in favor of the Cardinals...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta: Cardinals are receiving excellent return on investment thus far

When the St. Louis Cardinals signed Jhonny Peralta to a four-year deal this past winter, there were many eyebrows raised for many different reasons.  We will discuss some of those eyebrows in a second. But now that we are over a quarter of the way through Peralta’s first campaign in a St. Louis uniform, one thing has quickly become quite clear.  The Cardinals are receiving excellent...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Returns On Jhonny Peralta Not Favorable For Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals took a bit of a risk when they signed shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year $53 million deal in the 2013 off-season since he was coming off a season in which he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. The Cardinals hoped they were getting the Peralta that had hit more than 20 home runs on four occasions and topped 80...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta faces a lot of pressure as St. Louis Cardinals starting shortstop

The St. Louis Cardinals solidified their largest trouble spot from the 2013 season Nov. 24 when they signed veteran free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year, $53-million contract.  Peralta will also probably face pressure unlike any he has experienced in his 11-year career. By giving Peralta the largest contract of their offseason, the Cardinals in effect told Peralta...
Via i70baseball
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Peralta Signing Creates Best-Case Outcome

The aggressive Cardinal offseason continued this weekend, when the club came to terms with free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta. It is a signing that seems contrary to how the team has operated in years past, but it certifies one thing above all others: the team is ready to get over the hump. The woes that the club had at shortstop began early in the year, and continued on through...
Via i70baseball
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Players React To Jhonny Peralta’ Lucrative Signing With Cardinals

Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a four-year, $52M contract on Sunday. Peralta, 31, was seen as one of the offseason’s best options for teams looking for a durable, consistent offensive-minded shortstop, though he comes with the added baggage of the 50-game PED suspension he served in 2013. Peralta joins fellow offenders Marlon Byrd and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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