(BaseballStL) -- Kolten Wong spent his first day as a major leaguer busy in the field, but quiet at the plate in a 7-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Wong became the 11th player to make his big league debut for St. Louis when he was penciled in to bat sixth and play second base for the series opener at Wrigley.
The organization’s fourth-best prospect finished 0-for-3 at the plate while failing to get the ball out of the infield. He grounded into a double play in the second inning, struck out looking in the fifth inning and grounded out to first base in the seventh inning. He saw nine total pitches in the three at-bats and left three runners on base.
He was much busier in the field while turning two double plays, one in the first and fourth inning, and fielding two more ground outs. He was also part of a close play at second base in the fifth inning. A ground ball hit to third baseman Matt Carpenter was thrown to second base for the lead out, but Wong had to stretch to stay on the bag which ruled out any chance to turn another double play.
Wong was taken out in the seventh inning as part of a double switch, including the removal of starter Jake Westbrook from the game. David Freese entered to play third base and Matt Carpenter moved to second base.