The pre-season projections I saw for Peralta were right around a .270-.280 batting average with 11 homers, 50-ish runs and 50-ish RBI. Obviously, he's on pace to do a lot better than that this season.
I've been keeping an eye on him for a while, expecting him to slump, but so far, he's been solid.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'