David Peralta recently hit a two-run home run on Tuesday, June 13, in the first inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox. This gave the Dodgers a 5–1 victory.
It was the team’s 20th home run in the first inning of the season, the most in all of Major League Baseball.
Peralta is pleased with how well he has performed for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Peralta signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers worth $6.5 million. He had to get used to a new team and job. He explained how important it was to be ready to play based on the hitting coach’s scouting reports.
Peralta feels it is important to set the tone early in the game and maintain a winning attitude throughout the series.
However, Peralta had a poor start to the season. In April, he played in 25 games and hit only .167.
But since May 1, he’s been doing great and is now one of baseball’s 30 best pitchers. His weighted runs scored plus (wRC+) is 148, and his on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) is .915.
Peralta says her success comes from her hard work, her focus and her commitment.
Even though he has a few setbacks, he remains upbeat and patient. He trusts the process and focuses on what is going well.
To accompany Peralta, the Dodgers needed someone who could play in his place when the left-handed pitcher was on the mound.
Peralta has only had eight chances to hit against left-handed pitchers so far. The team can fix this by trading for a player before the August 1 deadline.
This would give the Dodgers an option for the platoon, allowing Peralta to perform well against right-handed pitchers while someone else could take his place against left-handed pitchers.