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What sticks out bigger than a
house after yesterday's double-header
which the Sox dropped to Cleve
land is the fact that Ed Walsh is not
right He has not been right this
season. Ed got by the Yanks with
nothing on the ball, but the Cleve
land gang is something else again.
Any pitcher has to have all his stuff
when he stacks up against that slug
ging crew of Joe Birmingham's. Even
then there is an even chance he will
have to be lifted.
Walsh was jerked in the second
inning of the second game before he
could get a man out. While he was
on the slab he was nicked for four
hits, issued one pa$s and heaved a
pair of wild pitches that were fatal.
The South Side Moose did not seem
to have anything In reserve and could
not rally when in difficulty.
CIcotte outpitched Kahler in the
first, but an error by John Collins in
right field gave the Naps the winning
run. But Collins drove in the only
Sox run with a hit, making up for
Buck Weaver returned to the game
after an attack of ptomaine poison
ing and his performance indicated it
might be a good thing for Manager
Callahan to make all his athletes un
dergo the same illness. Buck whaled
four hits, including one double, and
took care of ten chances in the field.
The fielding hero was Eay Chap
man, the Nap shortstopper. Eigh
teen times he figured in the demise
of some Sox player and. -there was
not the semblance of a hobble in his
work. The Toledo youngster looks
like1 one of the best finds of the year.
Hit hitting has not been heavy, but it
is timely. He is one of the best sac
rificers in the business and" speedy on
Two games tomorrow on the
South Side with Detroit, one in the
morning and one in the afternoon.
Callahan's crew needs the games .to
keep" near Washington, and figure on
strengthening their position at the
expense of the Tigers. Joe Benz will
probably wprir the sunrise game In ,
the box, and Lefty Russell, who has
recovered from the beaning he got
last week, will exhibit for the after
noon holiday crowd.
Croh, the young infielder Tinker
got from McGraw, walloped a triple
off Hendrix, Pitcher George Suggs
repeated and Catcher Tom Glarke
obliged with a double, giving the
Reds another win over Pittsburgh.
Groh -and Clarke each uot two hits.
J& I A
Suggs stopped -the JKrates dead, Hy
att and Viox being the only ones
who could solve him. Josh Devore
made a -wonderful catch in center
Hall outpitched Baumgardner,
Veach, Crawford and Bush doing the
bluk of the iitting for Detroit. St.
Louis got but seven hits, including
two by StovaJL In the third inning