Wong pinch hit for the pitcher in the ninth inning of a tied game, and delivered a go-ahead RBI double that would up being the game-winner. Mets closer Jeurys Familia had just blown his first save of the season before facing Wong, having given up an RBI double to Yadier Molina. Wong, hitting just .234 on the season while starting the majority of games, delivered his ninth extra base hit of the season, driving in just his 11th run. Young second baseman Greg Garcia, who started the game at second Wednesday, has come on strong and hit and impressive .307 over 101 at-bats. Garcia went 0-for-4 on Wednesday, but should continue to steal sizable chucks of playing time from Wong moving forward.
Wong is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Mets. Wong was scheduled to sit out Monday before that game was rained out, and manager Mike Matheny will stick with the lineup he was going to use for that contest in the first game of Tuesday's twin bill. While Wong will not make two starts Tuesday, he could return to the lineup for the second game of the day.
Wong is out of Monday's lineup against the Mets. He's now sat against righties twice in the last three days, which essentially means that the Cardinals view him as a bench bat right now. Greg Garcia will start at the keystone and lead off Monday against Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.
Wong is out of Monday's lineup against the Mets. He has now sat against righties twice in the last three days, which essentially means that right now the Cardinals view him as a bench bat. Greg Garcia will start at the keystone and lead off Monday against Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.
Wong is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, FOX Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes reports. Even with righty Kenta Maeda on the hill for the Dodgers, Wong will take a seat in favor of Greg Garcia at second base Saturday. Wong has yet to really get going, even after coming back from Triple-A, as he is hitting .229 in July after hitting .227 in June.