The catch probability was 31 percent, but David Peralta of the Diamondbacks thought it was closer to 0 percent.
Peralta hit a ball to the gap in right-center and cruised all the way to third base, thinking he had a stand-up triple. Apparently, he was familiar enough with the Giants’ center fielders in recent years that he couldn’t imagine the ball being caught.
David Peralta, meet Steven Duggar.
Duggar is trying to figure out life as a big-league hitter, which will take time. Learning pitchers and ballparks is a process, as is improving an on-base percentage and strikeout rate, which he needs to do.