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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 539: Instant Replay and the Pennant Race by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Kolten Wong and the scout who signed Mike Trout, then talk about a controversial call with playoff implications.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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St Louis Cardinals: Kolten Wong’s Rookie of the Year chances

There is no doubting Kolten Wong’s emergence as the Cardinals’ everyday second baseman. Despite getting sent back to AAA in April and dealing with an injury in June, he has been the obvious choice over Mark Ellis for the Cardinals to start every day. The Cardinals will rely on his bat to spark the bottom of the lineup through the playoff race. However, with his improved place...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kolten Wong reaches out to make an outstanding catch St. Louis rookie second baseman, Kolten Wong, robs a fellow Cincinnati Reds rookie, Billy Hamilton by reaching out and making an outstanding catch that saved a run in the process to end the 4th inning.  With the speed of Hamilton we would have assume he would at least had an RBI double if it wasn’t caught by Wong.  Take a look. (via Your browser does not support...
Via Reading Between The Seams
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Kolten Wong expects to play Tuesday

After passing all concussion tests following a collision with the ground on Sunday, St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong will undergo further evaluation Monday, but he expects to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday when the Cardinals host the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of the series. Wong will sit out Monday, but he said he could pinch hit if needed.#453792512 ...
Via MLB Injury News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Kolten Wong leaves with head injury

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong left Sunday's game with the Chicago Cubs after hitting his head on the ground in attempt to catch a pop-up in the top of the eighth inning. He stayed on the ground for approximately two minutes before leaving under his own power.Kolten Wong hits his head on impact in pursuit of the ball. A member of the Cardinals training staff...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 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
August 02, 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

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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