Wong is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs. The Cubs are bringing a lefty (Jose Quintana) to the hill for the second consecutive contest, so Wong will once again give way to Yairo Munoz at second base. Over the first four games of the series with Chicago, Wong went 4-for-15 with a double, walk, three RBI and two runs.
Wong is not starting the back half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs. Wong went 0-for-4 in the first game of the day. Greg Garcia will start at second base in his place for the nightcap.
Wong went 2-for-5 with two RBI from a pair of run-scoring singles in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday. Wong was finally showing some signs of life at the plate leading up to the All-Star break, as he'd racked up a quartet of multi-hit efforts since July 5. It was therefore encouraging for fantasy owners to see the embattled second baseman open the second half in similarly productive fashion, plating his sixth and seventh RBI of the month while pushing his July average to .333. The surge has already boosted Wong's unsightly .189 average up 28 points to .217, a figure that naturally still has plenty of room for improvement. However, the stretch of success at least provides reason for some cautious optimism.
Wong went 4-for-5 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox. Wong slashed a double -- his eighth of the year -- off starter Dylan Covey and later clubbed a two-run shot off Hector Santiago to give him seven home runs on the year. Wong has had multi-hit performances in four of his last five games, bringing his slash line to .221/.313/.373 on the year. The 27-year-old is still quite a bit below his .285/.376/.412 mark from last year, but he's showing signs of improvement of late.
Wong is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants. It's no surprise that the lefty-hitting Wong will find himself on the bench with one of the top southpaws in the game, Madison Bumgarner, on the hill for San Francisco. Yairo Munoz will man the keystone in Wong's stead.
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