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- for and gave but two passes. Seven
9 hits were nicked by the Cards, includ
ing two triples and a double. Some
enthusiasm was aroused among the
Cub rooters by Piercers showing, but
he has turned in good games before
this year, only to follow the perform
ance his next time out with a punk
exhibition. It takes more than one
good game to arouse hopes for that
Gub hurling corps now. There have
I been too many flashes.
I Local fans could not understand
I why the Cubs made such a feeble
F showiner on their Eastern trin after
seeing-them in action yesterday. It
I is the sump nH ntics-roer nitohtrnr
Give the team decent slabbing and it
will be in the fight all the lime. With-
out it most any team is helpless.
Evers' men gave a fine exhibition
of consecutive hitting in the first in
ning, when they got to Steele and
Burk for six hits, including a homer
by Saier with two on and a triple by
Archer that blew home a pair of
mutes Tihrerci cnfvtTOn ViJtc in fha
f round and four hitstluring the game.
Miller walked twice In the first.
Besides cracking two hits that
padded the score column for his
team, Heinie Zimmerman played a
remarkably fine fielding game. The
German third baseman took care of
four assists and all were difficult. One
was a hair-raisingr ofie-handed scood
and throw of a slow roller along the
: base line.. Zim might have been sulk
ing in New York, but he conducted
himself like a live one yesterday. The
wnole team showed the proper spirit
; Leach and Miller seem to have
strengthened the outfield, and the
. way Tommy chased after Konetchy's
three base wallop, relaying him out
at the plate, was heartening.
There is no chance of the Cubs
getting Rube Schaurer, the much-advertised
pitcher from the Superior,
Northern 'League, team. President
Murphy says other teams are after
the youth, and the boss of the minor
sauad boosted the price too high on
a clincher, the Cub owner declared
Schaurer would prove a prize lime
in fast company.
With today's double-header be
tween the Cards and Cubs spoiled
by rain, It is probable twin attractions
will be staged tomorrow and Wednes
day. Evers may decide on but one
double-barreled engagement because
of his weakened pitching gang.
Reb Russell, the dandy young
southpaw of the White Sox, made the
trip to Cleveland last night with the
team, where four games will be play
ed in three days with the Naps, but
he still felt the effects of therap in
the head he got from one of Willie .
Mitchell's fast ones in the sixth in
Manager Callahan wanted the
southpaw to stay at home and put
himself under cae of a physician, but
Reb insisted on remaining with the
team. Fearing that the injury might
be more serious than the recruit
thought, Callahan summoned a phy
sician in Cleveland today, and Russell
was ordered to undergo an examina
tion this afternoon.
Until the time he was hit Reb was
pitching his usual fine game, stand
ing up vrell under the fire of the Nap
sluggers. But two runs had been
scored on him, and it took four hits,
one a double, to score one of these
In the sixth. It was in this inning
that Russell showed the crowd why
he has been praised so highly. A
double and single scored a run for
the Naps with one out. Then singles
by Jackson and Ryan loaded the '
bases. Reb never faltered in ths try"
ing position, and forced Jack Graney,
a slugger, and Steve O'Neil, who also
hits them hard, to pop to Rath.
Russell has something besides his
arm. -He has courage and coolness.
When he has been in the league long- '
er, and learns the weaknesses of the
varibus batters, he will be one of the
best southpaws ever in the game, not
barring Eddie Plank,' Dot White or
After Russell was hurt Benz and
the strength of the competition. As I