Wong went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run during a win over the Royals in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday. Wong's three-run blast in the seventh put a fitting cap on the Cardinals' blowout win and helped snap a brief 0-for-8 skid for Wong that had encompassed his prior three games. The veteran second baseman has been skidding overall at the plate since a hot start, as he's still slashing just .200/.322/.304 over his last 39 games (149 plate appearances) even when factoring Wednesday's production. However, Wong's strikeout rate has remained an impressively modest 12.8 percent during that stretch, and he's been at least partly victimized by a .212 BABIP.
Wong went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's 14-3 win over the Braves. Wong had a fairly quiet night before taking Braves reliever Jonny Venters deep in the ninth inning to produce the final runs of the evening. It was the second baseman's fifth homer of the year, and he's added 22 RBI and 18 runs while hitting .246 in 41 games. Wong has gone 6-for-20 in his last five games, tallying five RBI and three runs in that span.
Wong went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in a win over the Pirates on Thursday. Wong turned in one of five multi-hit efforts for the Cardinals in the blowout win. The 28-year-old's productive night was a particularly welcome development after a poor start to May, one that had seen him go 2-for-22 with no extra-base hits over the first seven games of the month. The slump had led to a 35-point drop in Wong's batting average prior to Thursday, but perhaps the multi-RBI effort will serve as a launching pad.
Wong is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies. Wong is hitting just .161/.250/.194 with a pair of stolen bases over his past 10 appearances (nine starts), so he'll retreat to the bench for Wednesday's series finale as he looks to clear his head. Yairo Munoz is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth in his place.
Wong went 2-for-4 with an RBI bunt single and a stolen base in a win over the Nationals on Tuesday. Wong got the Cardinals on the board in the fourth inning, slicing a 2-0 deficit in half with his run-scoring bunt single. The shortstop also now has five stolen bases on the campaign after swiping no more than eight in any of the prior three seasons. Wong still sports a solid .272/.398/.467 line for the season (113 plate appearances), but he's cooled off after hitting .394 across his first 10 games.
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