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Kolten Wong has a shoulder injury

Jun 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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Kolten Wong has been fantastic since being called back up from Triple-A by the Cardinals three weeks ago, hitting .295 with five steals and a .777 OPS in 17 games–including his first career grand slam–but now the rookie second baseman could be sidelined by an injury.

Wong exited last night’s game with left shoulder pain two days after originally injuring his shoulder while trying to make a diving play defensively. Wong told Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that he aggravated the shoulder injury on a swing and tried to remain in the game, but eventually had to leave.

If he needs to miss extended time the Cardinals will turn back to veteran Mark Ellis, who briefly held the second base job when they decided to demote Wong back to Triple-A last month.

  1. beepbeepbeeplgb - Jun 6, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    sad news, he’s been great this year. brutal to use that pic though, he’ll never get away from that one.

    • ereed1286 - Jun 6, 2014 at 5:13 PM

      Yeah, and I was at that game from the pic…bad memories

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Sorry that we will miss him in Toronto. We will also miss Wainwright and Wacha.

    • bfunk1978 - Jun 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      Since the Cardinals don’t believe in scoring, you should walk away pretty easy with a 3-0 sweep.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

        Anything can happen in baseball.

      • bfunk1978 - Jun 6, 2014 at 4:53 PM

        Touche.

  3. okwhitefalcon - Jun 6, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Somehow STL Post Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz will find a way to blame Wong’s in jury on Matheny.

    Beyond that, hopefully not too serious…

    • beepbeepbeeplgb - Jun 6, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      yeah, i used to enjoy reading him. lately he’s been on my damn nerves. i guess that’s what happens when you cover a team that loses all the damn time.

      • okwhitefalcon - Jun 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM

        I used to enjoy Miklasz as well, didn’t always agree with his opinions but respected his point of view.

        Not so much anymore, he’s so far off the rails these days it’s become train wreck fodder at best.

      • okwhitefalcon - Jun 6, 2014 at 2:06 PM

        I never thought I’d say this but Joe Strauss (along with Derrick Goold) has become my go to STL media member for reasonable analysis from a local perspective.

        Strauss goes into great detail today during his hit on AM 920 this morning, very insightful on the following:

        SEGMENT 3 – Joe Strauss: Joe not a bright eyed optimist, didn’t think Wacha was particularly sharp last night, lots of hard-hit outs for the Royals lineup, no power at all for the redbirds, says Matt Holliday is the centerpiece to the power issues, he hasn’t felt right all season, nobody in the lineup that scares opposing pitchers, bullpen troubles, not many alternatives at closer role, big issue with how Joe Kelly’s injury was handled, offense cannot support any more pitching issues, areas to address via trade, bringing in a late inning reliever could allow for Martinez to get right in Memphis, starting to look a lot like the 2010 Cardinal team, leadership issues in the clubhouse & differences between Matheny and La Russa. ”

        Listen here at segment 3:

        http://www.insidestl.com/insideSTLcom/RadioShows/TheMorningAfter/tabid/88/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/13336/Fridays-Audio-Show–Hot-Sticky-Sweet.aspx

      • bfunk1978 - Jun 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM

        Bernie has bought hook-line-sinker into the “Matheny Must Go” camp. But I gotta tell you, with Garcia’s last start really persuaded me. You could see him out there obviously uncomfortable, to the point that I was thinking that he was hurt and said as much on Twitter. I’m like “Mike get out there and get him, something isn’t right”. There’s something wrong with the guy filling out the lineup card. It’s like he’s checking out during the game.

        Oh, and the one guy that noticed Garcia’s behavior? Derrick Goold, who absolutely is a great read and very thoughtful.

    • bfunk1978 - Jun 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      I love reading Joe Strauss, but man I can’t stand him on Twitter. Antagonistic.

      • okwhitefalcon - Jun 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM

        Fantastic writer – and great on the radio as heard on the link above.

        Definite twitter troll though, loves to get the following riled up.

  4. chacochicken - Jun 6, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    In the photo, he’s recreating Heston’s famous speech from the end of Planet of the Apes.

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