Jul 8, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run off of Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. Cardinals defeated Pirates 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Kolten Wong homers in four of last five games for Cardinals

St Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is doing what everyone thought he would do when he made the team out of Spring Training.  It only took him a couple of months to get acclimated to the majors.

After a sub-par April in which he hit just .221 with no homers and five RBI, he was sent back to Memphis for a couple of weeks. Once he was summoned back from Memphis on May 15th, he started hitting better.  He hit .333 over the rest of May, and finally picked up his first big league homer on June 3rd.   Then Wong suffered a shoulder injury that kept him out for three weeks.  He was hitting just .228 on the season at the time with one home run.

Maybe all he needed was a little R&R.  Since returning from said injury, He is 8-21 with five homers and eight RBI in seven games.  That pushes his season totals to .246 with six homers and 24 RBI.

His two run homer off of Brewers rookie Jimmy Nelson in the second inning was his fourth homer in the last five games.

It also put the Cardinals up 5-0 through two innings against a heavy-hearted Brewers team in Milwaukee.

The Brewers are in a tailspin right now, having lost six straight and 10 of their last 11.  They are well on their way to seven straight.

They still cling to a one game lead over the Cardinals, but a loss today would put them into a tie for first with St. Louis.

Is the magical first half for the Brewers coming to an end?

 

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