Updated Jun 9, 2014 - 2:36 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta doesn't want to wake up from dream start
In his first week of action since being called up from Double-A Mobile, Peralta hit .429 with one home run, two RBI and six runs scored. Peralta recorded a hit in each of his seven MLB games, including five multi-hit games.
"It's still like I'm in shock," Peralta said after hitting his first career home run in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Braves. "I'm still dream(ing). I don't want to wake up."
Peralta's two-run blast came in the seventh inning, with the D-backs trailing 2-0. He hit Aaron Harang's first-pitch breaking ball an estimated 427 feet.
"I just made my best swing. I saw the ball flying and I was like, ‘Okay I got it. It feels good.' I couldn't stop laughing and smiling."
For Peralta, 26, the journey to the majors took time after originally signing with the Cardinals in 2004. He began his career as a pitcher, but has since converted into an outfielder.
The Cardinals released Peralta in 2009 and the D-backs signed him during the 2013 season. In 104 games with Double-A Mobile and High-A Visalia from 2013-2014, Peralta hit .322 with 14 home runs.
The hot start in the minors coupled with outfielders Mark Trumbo and A.J. Pollock landing on the disabled list opened the door for Peralta to get called up.
He's taken full advantage of the opportunity, which thus far couldn't have been scripted any better.
- D-backs CEO Derrick Hall says Tony La Russa will teach, but will not manage
- Diamondbacks fall to Nationals 1-0 on walk-off error: By The Numbers
- Nationals win 9th in row, nip D-backs in 9th
- D-backs fall to Nationals in another walk-off: By The Numbers
- D-backs GM Kevin Towers will keep doing job 'until they take away my office key'
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President & CEO - Thursday August 21Derrick Hall gives his thoughts on the new MLB commissioner.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Wednesday August 20Tim Kurkjian discusses the American League wild card race and the future of Kirk Gibson.
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday August 20Kevin Towers talks about the future of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday August 19Kirk Gibson talks about his future with the Diamondbacks.
- Who impressed/who depressed - Monday August 18Dan and Vince look back at who impressed and depressed them over the weekend.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Friday August 15Tim Kurkjian discusses what new commissioner Rob Manfred means for Major League Baseball.
- What's on your mind? - Friday August 15Vince Marotta shares what he is thinking about this week.