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Always Take The Wong Way Home

Got a handful of lightning A hatful of rain And I know I said I’d never do it again And I love you pretty baby but I always take the long way home. —Norah Jones, “ The Long Way Home “ Last night there was more than a hatful of rain, but Kolten Wong surely had a handful of lightning.  It seemed pretty [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals take down Red Sox

As Hurricane Iselle, followed potentially by Hurricane Julio, was bearing down on the Big Island on Thursday, Kolten Wong’s family was boarding windows for what would be Hawaii’s first hurricane in 22 years. “They’re just getting ready for the worst,” said Wong, who lives in Hilo. “It’s kind of crazy. You never really hear about back-to-back hurricanes coming.” ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wong busts out of slump to lead Cards past Brewers

ST. LOUIS -- After striking out three times Friday, Kolten Wong almost found himself on the bench Saturday night. But manager Mike Matheny decided to stick with the rookie second baseman. He was glad he did. Wong homered, doubled and hit a key two-run single to lead the Cardinals to a 9-7 victory over the first-place Brewers at Busch Stadium. "That worked out all right for us...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Twice as nice: Wong's walk-off blast powers Cards past Pirates

ST. LOUIS -- On Monday night, Kolten Wong was on his way to the dog-pile at home plate with two cups of water to douse walk-off hero Matt Adams. But Wong was late to the party, thanks to Yadier Molina. "I tried to throw water on Big City but Yadi came from the side and tackled me," Wong said. "I spilled water all over myself. It was a good time, though." Not nearly...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wong's walk-off homer gives Cards 5-4 win over Pirates

ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Kolten Wong gave the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight game-winning ninth-inning home run, connecting off Ernesto Frieri with two outs for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Frieri (1-1) got two routine outs before Wong, batting eighth, hit his third homer on a full count. The drive over the right-field wall, which was estimated...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Kolten Wong, Shelby Miller

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller has had a few back problems, and second baseman Kolten Wong is now on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder. While Miller is listed as day-to-day, Wong is due back in early July. Here is the latest update on each player via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Goold reports that Miller "spent Wednesday morning receiving...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

More evidence that Kolten Wong is a winner

Ok, that’s definitely just a click-baiting headline, but stick with me here. In doing some research for another post, I was re-introduced to the fantastic site of one David Pinto, Baseball Musings. Amongst the other wonderful things you can find at David’s website is one tool called the “Day-by-Day Database.” It will allow you to input various parameters and dates for a...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What if the Wong plan was actually right?

How about Kolten Wong?! Finally, we’re seeing the version of the young second baseman that we all expected hoped for. Since he rejoined the team (and overcame the ill-timed stomach bug that delayed his first game back), he’s done nothing but collect five hits (including two bunt base hits in one game and a bases-clearing double on Sunday), drive in three runs while scoring three...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals look to shake thing up by demoting Kolten Wong

With their offense continuing to struggle, the Cardinals decided to shake things up by demoting second baseman Kolten Wong to AAA.  Wong has certainly struggled on the season, hitting just .225/.276/.268, but he is not the only one.Shortstop Jhonny Peralta (.195/.290/.476) is not doing much to make Cardinals fans forget about Pete Kozma and his offensive struggles.  "Clutch...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Mark Ellis as a $5.25 million insurance policy

The Cardinals announced the signing of second baseman Mark Ellis to a one-year, $5.25 million contract yesterday, which should all but conclude their Hot Stove League moves. Ellis, who will turn 37 next June, will head into the 2014 season as the Cardinals insurance policy for the unproven Kolten Wong. The second base job is Wong's to lose and he will likely be the Cards opening...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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