World Series 2013: Koji Uehara picks off Kolten Wong to end Game 4 (GIF)

Oct 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli (12) celebrates picking off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong (16) to end game four of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Red Sox won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

At just 22-years-of-age, St. Louis Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong has made a few mental mistakes this season. However, none were bigger than his mental gaffe in Game 4 of the 2013 World Series.

With the Cardinals trailing by two runs in the bottom of the ninth, Wong reached base which allowed postseason hero Carlos Beltran the opportunity to come to the plate.

Beltran, who’s postseason resume reads like a novel wouldn’t get an opportunity to swing the bat though as Wong, dancing off first base in an attempt to distract Red Sox closer, Koji Uehara, was picked off.

There was no place for Wong to go – he wasn’t going to steal second base and he had no reason to try and stay out of the double play considering there were two outs in the inning, so it was a complete mental mistake from the young infielder.

Wong, after getting picked off, could be seen slamming his helmet in disgust while Beltran stood in the batters box, completely in shock of what just took place.

Just another typical ending between the Red Sox and Cardinals, eh?

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H/T GIFDSports

Topics: Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series 2013

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