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have butted In and crabbed the I
chances of Dooin, This year there
was a sort of what's-the-use feeling.
The dopists figured that fat would
upset their calculations again, and
they left the Phils alone. BUt look at
'em now. Dooin is out in front, with
a team traveling at a dizzy olip. And
the aggregation is well balanced. It
is strong behind the bat, the pitching
staff is delivering, the infield has not
been broken by wounded players, and
Magee, Cravath and Paskert are
murdering the pill and pouching all
the flies that come their way.
Brooklyn has a- bunch of clouters
liable to bust a game at any minute,
and backs this slap-stick work up
with good pitching.
The Giants are playing last ball,
but have been outclassed by the Phils.
Boston is weak,
After Evers uses Cheney against
each of the- Eastern teams he will
be up against it for a pitcher who can
hold -down the score. It is a cinch
that the Cubs will not run up the
top-heavy tally total they did in their
engagements with the Western ag
gregations. They must have improv
ed pitching to , get an even break.
Lavender, Richie, Pierce Qr Hum
phries are liable to jump in and pitch
a good game. The .next time out the
same heaver is liable to be pounded
to a pulp. At present the- pitching
staff is absolutely a one-man affair.
Lavender certainly should come
around in a few days. Now is when
Jim is needed and it is up to him to
produce. He has bad a long rest
Otic Clymer and Mike Mitchell will
get back in regular harness on this
trip. They are badly needed in the!
outfield. Leach and ward Miller are
a'pair of able substitutes, but they
are not the equals of the daily work
men. Mitchell has just begun to hit
and toward the close of the Cubs'
home stand was whanging the ball
viciously. Clymer has- no wealthy
batting mark, hut he has been getting
on frequently, runs the bases intelli
gently and his hits, have come at
An even break is all that should be
expected from Evers. If ho does bet"
ter than that on this trip it will be
remarkable, for the feat will be
achieved without pitching.
Frank Chance is an optimistic guy.
Before heading his Yanks for Detroit
he said: "Yes, we have lost 15 games
and won two, but that is a lot better
than losing 17 straight."
Eddie Plank held the Yanks to two
hits, one a homer by Ed Sweeney,
)and the Macks continued their win
ning streak by pounding Fisher and
taking advantage of punk fielding.
Plank is the only one of Mack's vet
erans going right, but the veteran
left-hander is a whole team in him
self. Eddie Collins continued his slug
ging with a double and single.
Shafer Moeller and Williams
bunched hits in the eighth inning for
three runs, tieing Boston. Griffith
then sent Walter Johnson tp-"the
mound, and he "held-the- Red Sox
scoreless, Washington winning In the
twelfth. O'Brien fanned nine Wash
ington batters, but was hit for four
doubles and seven singles. Engle
pitched good ball for Washington for
seven innings. Henriksen of Boston
got four hits in five attacks.
Sherwood Magee of the Phils poled
two homers, one with two on, and
Cravath swiped a homer and single,
these clouts flopping the Giants and
driving Rube Marquard to the coop.
Herzog of the Giants got three of
the nine bingles his team jolted from
Alexander. Snodjgrass has six put
louts in center for the Giants, getting
all three in one inning.
James of Boston held Brooklyn to
seven hits, but an error by Maran
ville allowed the Dodgers to tie the
score in the eighth. They copped in
the tenth on clean hitting. Curtis,
a former Cub, pitched good ball for
Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleve
land NapS, 6 to 5, in an exhibition
game at Cleveland yestenjay. Hans
Wagner played short for Pittsburgh,