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11 1 ''i'p'ipjlpw
niore to a combination of circum
stances than to lack of ability. He
got by the first inning swimmingly,
setting down Bush, Vitt and Craw
ford in order. Passing Cobb in the
-second Jnpset Smith. Ty is a terror
to young pitchers afters he gets on
the bases. He worries them and they
try to hold him close to the sack to
prevent some of his wild work. This
causes the pitchers to become un
steady when shoving the pill at the
batter. It was sain Smith's case. He
grooved one for Veach after getting
in a hole, and it was soaked for a
single, Cobb rushing to third. Cal was
afraid to leave the youth in any
longer, so sentiange to the front
Probably if it had seen some one
other than Cobb on third the Sox
manager would have let Smith con
tinue. He looks better every time he
.appears, and if Cal succeeds in pick
ing up two good pitchers in one year
he will be the luckiest guy in the
business. He already has one in Rus
selL In the second game yesterday
Manager Callahan made a shift in
his line-up that has been expected
for many days. He sent Rollie
Zelder to the outfield, Schaller tak
ing to the bench.
Cal has wanted to have Rollie in
the game every day, to make use
of his speedy base running and stel
lar defensive work. Played regular
ly, Zeider will not he a weak man
with the bat. With Harry Lord go
ing at his present pace, there is not
a' chance in the world for Zeider to
break in at third base. There might
be hope for him at second, but the
boss wants to give Berger a thor
ough trial, and find if the coast won
der can come through with the
goods he is supposed to have. He
has been doing it lately.
It seems that Zeider's only chance
is in the gardens. He can learn to
field the position, though his arm
may be a trifle weak for the long
range heaving. He will hardly be
.jgieen the -regular Job in Jef trover
T Smaller, us the latteris & bang-up 1
hitter, though a trifle sloppy on de-3
fense. Collins is batting too heavy
to lose his head in right. I
But there is a swell opportunity
for Zeider to get that center field"
job. Mattick is a grand fielder, but a
can't hit a lick. Bodie is no great"1
shakes as a fielder, can't run bases, -but
can hit spring pitching like ai
tornado traveling through Kansas.
He will be through as a clouter for
the year in three weeks or a month.'
Then he will have to go to the-bench.
Seasons don't make much difference
to Zeider when it comes to swatting..
HC will stick around .250 or .260, geti
his share of passes, and be a live man I
on the paths.
Fournier only got two hits in the
two games, but had a great day. In."
the firstbattle he scored both Sox
runs with a triple, and also knocked s
a futile single. In the second he was
passed twice and sacrificed twice.1
John Collins got one hit in the first
and four in the second, five safeties
out of seven times up.
Roger Bresnahan needs more work
to do himself justice. He went into,
the game at Pittsburgh yesterday and T
made two wild heaves. That shows
up bad in the box score, and it is due
$o the fact that Roger has not per-
formed enough lately to gauge the:
distance to the middle sack.
There is one thing to be said for
Bresnahan he is not a box score or$
newspaper player. His work is thei
kind that doesn't show up spectauc
ularly. Most every one today is
praising Ed Reulbach, and boosting'
him as an added star to the Cub heav
ing corps. And Ed is entitled to a lot
of credit. "
But just notice that he pitched the
best game he has turned in thisyear,5
and did it with Bresnahan behind the'
log. Roger has been working out
almost daily with the auto salesman,
and the results yesterday showed fort
themselves. The ex-Card had Ed 3
steadied all the way, kept him up to
the mark, and in conseguence, Reul'v