Watch David Peralta steal home ... on a throw back to the mound
David Peralta stole home ... on a throw to the mound
Five years ago, David Peralta was an out of work pitcher, having been released by the Cardinals following two shoulder surgeries and a 5.60 ERA across parts of two seasons in Rookie ball.
After working his way back through the independent leagues, Peralta has put himself in the conversation for Rookie of the Year by hitting .308/.341/.458 with 4 HR in 211 PA coming into Friday's action.
Rather than take the evening off and relax, ya know, maybe catch a movie and grab a bite to eat, Peralta boosted his case by hustling his butt off. After tripling home a run in the bottom of the 7th, Peralta saw that the Rockies weren't paying any attention to him. So like a petulant child, Peralta made sure the Rockies would take notice.
I mean, they don't call him David "Action" Peralta for nothing.
They don't call him that? Really?
Well, guess it's time to start.