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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 17, 1913, Image 11

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did not do a wealthy job of clouting
this spring, as the averages show.
The temporary loss of Zeider to
the Yanks is a misfortune, but ap
parently Chance has' no redress,
though he declares he will take the
matter to the league heads.
Larry Chappelle again failed to
show on the South Side. But he still
continues his long distance writing
on "How I Broke Into the Big
Leagues.", Manager Callahan doesn't
care how much Larry writes about
his promotion, but he wishes he'd
hurry and do some of the "breaking
in."
The strain of winning one game in
a row was too much for the Cubs,
who dropped the last game of the
series to Brooklyn. It is probably
wrong to say they dropped the game.
They tossed it away.
For the third 'time on the present
Eastern trip Jim Lavender was the
victim of the men who claim to be
his friends. Twice in New York Lav
ender pitched good ball, though the
box score in the second affair did not
show it. Remember that he was a
whale until his support kicked his
props away.
Nine hits were made off him in
eleven innings by the Dodgers yes
terday. This does not look like a swell
job, when you consider that Allen and
Wagner paused the Cubs with half a
dozen blows, but in the first ten in
nings Brooklyn could only get that
number off our pitcher. He weak
ened in the eleventh for three
straight hits, good for the winning
run, but had previously given his
team every chance in the world to
win.
To show what he could do with
good support, Lavender held the
Dodgers io one run in the first seven
innings. Roger Bresnahan, the guy
who stabbed Jim in the back in the
eighth, was of great assistance to
him earlier in the game, busting a
double steal in the third when the
Dodgers got their first run. It was
a swell piece of work by Evers. and
the Harp, and Roger's eighth-inning
crime came as an unpleasant sur
prise to Lavender. He though Bres
was his friend. Here's the act:
Moran singled and Cutshaw walk
ed. Meyer forced Cutshaw and
Moran went to third. On an attempt
ed double steal Bresnahan pegged to
center field, Moran scored and Meyer
loped to third. A single tied the score.
On the last Eastern trip, when the
Cubs won four games out of 15 play
ed, the excuse for the poor showing
was porous pitching. Even now some
of the dopesters are attempting to ex
plain the poor showing on the pres
ent trip with the same alibi. This is
unfair to the hurling staff, which
has been doing its share of the work. .
Pierce and Cheney are the only ones
who have started games and been
treated with excessive rudeness so
long as their support remained good,
and Cheney did manage to win his
bout. Lavender has made three
starts and in the first one in New
York and the last in Brooklyn did
excellent work. A combination of
errors in the eighth inning of the
New York horror pulled the ground
from beneath his feet when the game
was apparently safe.
Disgruntled fans must look for
something besides punk pitching to
explain the late defeats. A five-game
series is started in Boston today.
Taking three out of the quintet will
go a long way toward' re-establishing
the credit Of the Cubs.
The Boston Red Sox won their
first game under Bill Carrigan, out
slugging Detroit. Collins and Bedient
and Williett and House were jolted
severely. Speaker, Carrigan, Gainer,
Mortality and High each clubbed
three singles. Hooper and Lewis
each cracked a double and single.
Carrigan shook up his batting order,
placing Engle at the headof the list.
Joe Boehling, Clark" Griffith's
young southpaw, failed in his effort
to win ten straight games, but Wash
ington saved him a defeat by a ninth
inning rally, Chick Candil stealing

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