Best Hitter Performance, No. 4: Perez Runs Wild in Tribe Triumph

Speedster goes 2-for-2, swipes four bases in 4-0 shutout

Eury Perez singled and scored twice, walked three times and stole four bases on June 29 against Durham. (Photo by Adam Pintar)

By Cheyne Reiter / Indianapolis Indians | October 3, 2017 3:19 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS - Eury Perez was a spark plug for the Tribe in 2017, using his speed and quickness to beat out grounders on the infield and swipe multiple bases. In 50 games, he batted .336 (45-for-134) with nine extra-base hits, 12 RBI, 26 runs scored and 22 stolen bases in 27 attempts.


The 27-year-old accomplished a rare feat on June 29 in a 4-0 victory against Durham. He reached base all five times, going 2-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored, but it was his four stolen bases against the Bulls that were most impressive.


Perez roped a single off Durham righty Brent Honeywell in the fourth with one away. Two pitchers later, Perez beat Curt Casali's throw to second for his first stolen base of the night. He then swiped third on an 0-1 count in the following at-bat.


The speedster's wheels kept churning in the later innings. In the sixth he stole second on a 1-1 pitch with two outs, and two frames later, he swiped second again on another 1-1, two-out offering.


His four stolen bases matched a career high, previously done two times during his 2010 campaign with Single-A Hagerstown. He also became the third Indians player in the Victory Field era (1996-present) to steal at least four bases in a game, joining Rajai Davis (4 - Aug. 4, 2006) and Nyjer Morgan (5 - Aug. 15, 2008).

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