Wong went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in a win over the Royals on Tuesday. He was also caught stealing on one attempt.
The veteran second baseman was a constant presence on the bases in a productive effort, one that included his first multi-hit effort since Sept. 7. Wong hasn't done much more than hit singles in September -- he has just three doubles and one home run among his 25 hits this month -- but he's still been a key component of the Cardinals' offensive efforts with a .300 average and impressive .371 on-base percentage across his 94 plate appearances during that span.
Wong's absence from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates was merely precautionary and not an indication of a recurrence of the side issue that recently plagued him, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Manager Mike Shildt gave Wong a day off Sunday as a precautionary measure, noting it's a "balancing act" to afford key players down time while still pushing for a postseason spot down the stretch. Wong had managed the side issue while reportedly taping up heavily over the last four games, and after Sunday's rest, he could well be back in the lineup for the beginning of a three-game series against the Royals on Monday.
Wong is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Wong recently shook off a side injury to start in each of the Cardinals' last four games, so manager Mike Shildt may just be extending the second baseman a breather in the series finale. Tommy Edman will spell Wong at the keystone and serve as St. Louis' leadoff man.
Wong went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI during a 6-5 win over the Pirates in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.
He led off the game with his first homer of the year and added an RBI groundout in the fourth inning. After an 0-for-4 performance in the nightcap, Wong is slashing .259/.345/.320 with three steals, 12 RBI and 23 runs in 43 games this year.
Wong (side) went 1-for-3 in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday.
Wong ultimately missed three games with his side issue, as he was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup and then sat for both games of Wednesday's twin bill. His return to action Thursday corroborates his prior statement that he was already feeling better Wednesday after seemingly acquiring the injury during batting practice prior to Tuesday's contest.
Wong (side) is starting at second base and batting ninth Thursday against the Pirates, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The 29-year-old was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with the left side issue and didn't play in Wednesday's doubleheader, but he'll rejoin the starting nine Thursday. Wong has a .328/.391/.379 slash line with three doubles, nine runs and six RBI through 16 games in September.
Wong is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Brewers and is unlikely to play in the second game of the twin bill, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Though Wong noted his condition is improving, he's not sure he'll be able to play Wednesday after he was scratched ahead of Tuesday's game when he experienced discomfort on his left side near his rib cage. According to Jones, Wong said he underwent an MRI that cleared him of any structural damage, so the Cardinals are seemingly viewing him as day-to-day at this point. Tommy Edman will spell Wong at second base in the first game of the doubleheader.
Wong was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Brewers with left side discomfort, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old was scratched less than an hour before first pitch due to the hip injury, and it's unclear when the issue first surfaced. Tommy Edman is starting at second base Tuesday and figures to see regular opportunities there should Wong be forced to miss time, though the severity of the injury remains unclear.
Wong was removed from the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
It's unclear if the 29-year-old is dealing with some sort of injury, but he was originally slated to bat leadoff and start at second base against left-hander Brett Anderson. Wong is currently riding an eight-game hit streak, though he only has a .539 OPS during that stretch. Tommy Edman will cover the keystone in his place, while Matt Carpenter -- who was originally stationed on the bench -- starts at third base.
Wong went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Reds.
Wong got aboard with a single in the sixth inning and stole second, but he got caught up in a double play one at-bat before Paul Goldschmidt's solo home run. The steal was Wong's third of the year in four tries. He's slashing .270/.371/.320 with no homers, nine RBI and 22 runs scored through 37 games.
Wong is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Wong started the matinee and went 0-for-1 with a run and two walks as the leadoff man. Brad Miller will cover the keystone in the nightcap while Paul Goldschmidt serves as the designated hitter.
Wong, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a run in a win over the Cubs on Sunday, is hitting .391 (9-for-27) over his first six September contests.
That impressive figure is partly comprised of three doubles, four RBI, one walk, one hit by pitch and seven runs, making it a busy and productive start to the month for the veteran second baseman. Wong is also getting on base at an elite 44.0 percent clip over that span, and although he's still looking for his first home run after hitting 11 last season, Wong does have an impressive .356 OBP for the season thanks in part to a career-best 10.9 percent walk rate and career-low 14.3 percent strikeout rate.
Wong went 4-for-4 with a double, four runs and two RBI during Tuesday's 16-2 win over the Reds.
Wong broke out of a 1-for-18 slump with two hits Monday, and he built upon that performance as the Cardinals destroyed the Reds on Tuesday. The 29-year-old has a .256/.367/.305 line with two doubles, one triple, 17 runs and six RBI in 25 games.
Wong went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run in a win over the Reds on Monday, but he finished August with a .130 average (3-for-23) over the 30 plate appearances covering his last seven games of the month.
Strikeouts are never a problem with Wong -- in fact, he whiffed at a minuscule 6.7 percent clip during that aforementioned span -- but he still saw a precipitous 37-point tumble in his season average to .218. Wong also has just two extra-base hits (one double, one triple) across 94 plate appearances this season after averaging one every 13.7 PA in 2019, leading to a disappointing fantasy campaign overall.
Wong isn't in Saturday's lineup against Cleveland, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Wong went 0-for-5 in Friday's contest, and he'll retreat to the bench for the second time in the last three games. Tommy Edman will start at second base in his absence.
Wong is not starting Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Pirates.
Wong will head to the bench for the second half of Thursday's twin bill after going 0-for-3 with an RBI in Game 1. Max Schrock is starting at the keystone in his place.
Wong went 1-for-4 with a game-winning bases-loaded walk, another base on balls and a run in a win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Wong provided a spark from the top of the order by getting on base three times, and it was his discerning eye at the plate that capped the Cardinals' improbable four-run, ninth-inning rally. Wong's bases-loaded walk plated Yadier Molina with the winning run, giving him only his second RBI of the campaign. The veteran second baseman also extended his on-base streak to nine games, pushing his OBP to an impressive .365 across 75 plate appearances.
Wong isn't starting Monday against the Royals.
Wong is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak, but he'll get a day off for the series opener against Kansas City. Tommy Edman will shift to second base with Brad Miller starting at third base.
Wong went 3-for-7 with a double, four runs, a stolen base and a walk during Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
The 29-year-old did most of his damage during the Game 1 victory, as he came around to score all four times he reached base. Wong has a .250/.348/.325 slash line with only two extra-base hits through 46 plate appearances.
Wong went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday, snapping a 1-for-18 skid that dated back to July 28.
The veteran second baseman hadn't posted a multi-hit effort since Opening Day against the Pirates, and he'd managed just a mere single over the prior eight games. Tuesday's production was therefore a particularly welcome sight, but fantasy managers are still hoping for much more improvement in coming days from Wong, considering his current .206/.289/.265 line across 38 plate appearances.
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