Wong will start at second base and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Braves. Wong has been hitting in the Nos. 6 or 7 spot lately, but he'll set the table in the series finale with Matt Carpenter resting for the day game after a night game. Since returning from the disabled list earlier this month after a brief absence due to a hamstring injury, Wong is slashing .303/.395/.455 with a home run, four RBI and four runs in 10 games.
Wong went 3-for-5 with a two-run double and a solo home run in a win over the Braves on Monday. Wong exploded for one of his best all-around efforts of the season, posting his first multi-hit tally since Aug. 24. The 27-year-old second baseman hadn't homered since Aug. 14 prior to Monday, but he's now raised his average 33 points to .246 since the All-Star break.
Wong is not in the lineup against the Dodgers on Thursday. Wong will head to the bench with left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the mound for Los Angeles. In his place, Yairo Munoz will start at second base and bat second.
Wong went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's victory over the Tigers. Wong plated the game's first run in the seventh inning on a single to left field. He's certainly struggled for the majority of the season, with his batting average, slugging percentage and OBP all down from a year ago. He posted a .285/.376/.412 line in 2017 (108 games) compared to a .246/.328/.388 batting line through 112 games in 2018.
Wong said he will likely need offseason surgery to remove floating cartilage in his left knee, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. Wong missed time earlier in the season with a knee injury, which he recently found out was connected to the hamstring injury that he returned from Wednesday. It sounds like the second baseman will be able to play through the issue, though the Cardinals could opt to give him a few more off days down the stretch to keep him feeling fresh.