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Adjustments, patience paying off for Peralta

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PHOENIX -- Since watching his batting average fall to .178 on April 16, D-backs outfielder David Peralta has been on fire at the plate.

In his last nine games heading into Friday night's series opener with the Rockies, Peralta had a slash line of .541/.595/.811. Included in that run was a four-double night against the Dodgers at Chase Field.

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PHOENIX -- Since watching his batting average fall to .178 on April 16, D-backs outfielder David Peralta has been on fire at the plate.

In his last nine games heading into Friday night's series opener with the Rockies, Peralta had a slash line of .541/.595/.811. Included in that run was a four-double night against the Dodgers at Chase Field.

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But it wasn't that game, nor the numbers overall, that indicated to Peralta he's in a good place at the plate.

Instead it was the three walks he drew on Wednesday night against the Padres.

"I was like, 'Whoa, I'm feeling very good,'" Peralta said.

For obvious reasons, Peralta doesn't want to get into the specifics of what he did, but he did make some changes before the recent hot streak.

"You have to make adjustments," he said. "Pitchers are going to make adjustments to you, and then you have to adjust to them. I just made an adjustment, and it worked out for me. I'm seeing the ball better, and I'm more patient."

Waiting game

The D-backs have not decided how they are going to fill Shelby Miller's spot in the rotation. Zack Greinke will start on Saturday and Patrick Corbin on Sunday against the Rockies. The team has an off-day on Monday, and everything after that is TBD.

"We obviously know that there are options that are in front of us," manager Torey Lovullo said. "We're not exactly sure what direction we're going to go in. We're still discussing things."

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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