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Giants In the last twenty innings be
has faced them.
At first glance Boston looks like a
swell place to fatten the Cub aver
ajges, but it isn't. The series lasts only
three games, .and Stallings has a
classy left-hander in Tyler, and two
stellar right-handers in Perdue and
James. The latter has won two of
the games copped by the Braves this
year. In addition, Boston has an ag
gregation of clouters, and they are
liable to perforate the Cub flingers.
The East is well supplied with
clever left-handers, and the Cubs are
weak against that brand of pitching.
If Evers can get an even break on'
the trip he will have no kick coming-
Cairahan has no fault to find with
his-pitching. Walsh, Russell, Cicotte,
Scott, Benz and White are a sweet
sextette, and Lange. should be heard
from, now that warm weather is on
the job. Pinch hitting has been the
weak spot in the South Side armor
on the home lot, but the inconsistent
cusses on the team have been able
to whale the pill -whenever a hit was
jiecessary on the road. They took
five straight games in Detroit simply
because a hit 'was always produced
It is only a question of time until
Borton, Mattick, Lord, Rath and
Schalk will begin to clout before the
home folks. Mattick showed he had
overcome his stage fright yesterday,
stinging the pill safely three times.
He scored the pnly run when Schaller
singled behind one of the three blows.
The Sox were unable to beat the
Naps, and there are two teams in the
East that class with Birmingham's
men. They are Washington and the
Athletics, and Boston is not far be
hind. Most any kind of playing will
beat Prank Chance's- weaklirigs now.
The fact that Cleveland had the edge
on the Sox in the battles played so
far does not mean that Washington
and the Athletics can come here and
clean up. In only one game of the
Nap series were the Sox completely
routed, aahchfotjbeing alLjtljatgss jj
necessary to put all of the other
losses in the Sox bat bag.
Comiskey's chasers have faced
good pitching. And they have banged
it hard away from home. They
haven't been up against a Walter
Johnson, as they will undoubtedly be
Wednesday, when Washington opens
.here, but they have rduted better
heavers than Connie Mack has been
wanning it, and Bedient and O'Brien
are the only Boston vets able to
stand the gaff.
Baseball is a combination of ifs,
and ''if" Callahan's pitchers can
maintain their dizzy pace the Sox
should improve their position during
the coming intersectional battles.
Lefty Russell is liable to prove a
puzzle to Eddie Collins and Baker of
the Macks, Milan and Moeller of the
Nationals and Tris Speaker of the
Red Sox Ask Sam Crawford and Ty
Cobb of Detroit. They know the
young left-hander is a hard nut for
batters who swing from the first
base side of the plate.
Ed Walsh is. about ready to take
his own and anybody's turn on the
Callahan has no fault to find with
his revamped outfield. Mattick got
three hits yesterday, Collins" two and
Schaller one, all the bingles the Sox
St. Louis bunched its five hits off
Mitchell, and beat'the Naps, who hit
Baumgardner safely nine times. The
Brown pitcher won his own game
with a single in the eigth. Graney of
the Naps poled two triples.
Poor Joe Tinker. Pittsburgh made
only one hit off Promme, "but won.
Adams held the Reds to a single and
double. Pittsburgh scored in the
third when Kelley walked and count
ed on Adams' triple. The Pirate out
fielders snagged a dozen flies.
Jake Stahi has been operated on
for a growth on his foot and wiH not
start West with the Red Sox. Wag
ner will boss the team and Janvrin or
Engle will pjay first Stahl will be
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