After collecting his first big-league hit Monday night in his 11th at-bat, Kolten Wong admitted a great sense of relief.
He played like a man with no weight on his shoulders Tuesday night. Moved up to second in the batting order as Mike Matheny rested Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig, Wong had three more hits in the Cardinals' 6-3 loss at Milwaukee.
The rookie second baseman grounded into a double play in the first, had an infield single in the third, a single to right in the fifth and a double to left in the seventh for his first extra-base hit. After five games, he's hitting .278 (5 for 18) and proving as speedy as advertised with three stolen bases in three tries.
His defense hasn't been an issue, either, although he could not make the play on a Yadier Molina throw that beat Jean Segura on a steal of second.
With lefty Tom Gorzellany starting Wednesday afternoon's game for the Brewers, Wong figures to get a day off with David Freese playing again at third and Carpenter back in...