Kolten Wong leaves the Cardinals-Cubs game with a head contusion

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In the fifth inning of today’s Cardinals-Cubs game, Kolten Wong ranged back to make a catch on a fly ball on which he went running back, making a looping, falling catch in shallow right field. You can watch it here.

Unfortunately Wong was slow to get up and slow to get off the field. He came to bat in the top of the sixth, struck out and then was removed from the game in the bottom of the seventh. The Cardinals then announced that Wong had left the game with the head contusion.

He’ll likely be checked for a concussion. You can assume that he won’t play in the nightcap of today’s doubleheader.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.