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On Night With Two Homers, Wong’s Thoughts With Family Bracing for Hurricanes

Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)
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St. Louis Cardinals Kolten Wong dives for third base as he runs from first base on a double by Matt Holliday in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 2,  2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Cardinals Kolten Wong dives for third base as he runs from first base on a double by Matt Holliday in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 2, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Last night, the Cardinals’ Kolten Wong had a big night at the ballpark, hitting two home runs.

But the rookie second baseman’s thoughts are with his family back in Hawaii, who are preparing for two big storms.

Wong says he called his father during the pre-game rain delay before last night’s game, and then again afterwards.

“I talked to him for a little bit,” he says. “He just finished boarding up the house and everything. The only thing my dad told me was, ‘Don’t worry about me, worry about the game.’ I said, ‘That’s easy for you to say.'”

Wong says they’ve had hurricane scares before, but the mountains usually push them away. They’re not counting on that this time, though.

“What they said is the eye is basically going to go right over my hometown,” he says. “They’re just getting ready for the worst.”

But while Wong is worried about his family and friends, they were following his first career two-homer game.

“All my friends back at home were texting me, telling me some of the winds from there came here and blew my balls out,” Wong said. “I was like, ‘Thanks, guys. I appreciate it. I guess I don’t have any pop.'”

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