of Rath, and he is one of the most
dangerous batters on the Sox payroll
in a pinch. The young Pacific coast
wonder is as game as they come.
Rath, however, stood up in the
emergency and fought Berger off.
Despite this, it is only a question of
time until Joe will be a regular. He
is too valuable a ball player to be idle.
The ninth-inning rally of the Sox
prevented Russell losing his second
game in two days. Reb had been
lifted in the seventh for a pinch hit
.ter, and Washington was ahead at
the time. Cicotte finished the fray
in fast fashion. Russell did not seem
to have his regular stuff, but he was
handicapped pitching against the
Washington team. Griffs aggrega
tion is poison to a left-hander. Clyde
"Milan is the only man on the squad
who bats from the offside of the pan
when facing a southpaw. Moeller is
a natural left-handed batter, but
switches against the sidewheelers, a
la Buck Weaver. Eleven hits were
made off Russell in seven innings.
Explaining yesterday's twin defeat
of the Cubs by the Phillies is soft
work. Dooin's men batted terrifically
and the Cub infielders helped them
along with a few bum plays at critical
moments. That combination will lose
most any old ball game.
Enough weird stuff was pulled in
the two engagements to furnish the
Stove League with material for a
whole winter's discussion. For in
stance, the Cubs threw one of the
Phillies out on a base on balls. In
the seventh inning of the first game
Lavender passed Paskert with the
bases full, forcing home Becker. The
Cubs were away up in the air, and
Knabe, who had progressed to third
on the gratuity, sneaked around third
with the intention of scoring. Need
ham saw the foxy German and
caught him off third to Phelan. Then
the Cubs claimed Becker hadn't
crossed the plate before Knabe was
thrown out, but Ump Klem ruled
Long hits featured both games. In ,
the first the Cubs poled 7 safeties for"
16 bases and the Phils kicked 8 bin
gles for 14 sacks. In the second Ev
ers' men traveled 14 bases on 10
hits, and Dooin's gang made 12 soaks
count for an even score of cushions.
The extra-base knocks included 11
doubles, 2 triples and 4 homers.
Home runs were specialized in by
the Phils, Cravath, Lobert and Lud
erus each completing circuit
smashes. Ward Miller made the Cub
Lavender lost his fourth game in
the East, and Humphries had his win
ning streak busted in the second,
lasting only one Inning. At that, Bert
would have had a chance if his sup
port had not failed him. Only one
run, Lobert's homer, should have
scored while he was on the mound,
but an error by Phelan put a man
on ahead of Hans, and also set the
stage for Luderus' four-ply smack
with a man on in the same inning.
Even then the Cubs, got the lead
back in the second, but four singles
off Reulbach, a fumble by Leach and
a brace of errors by Corriden, kicked
the game away again.
In the seventh inning of the first
game, with the Cubs three runs
ahead, a couple of passes, three sin
gles and a bum heave by Evers gave
the Phils a tie. After knocking down
a single back of second Evers threw
the ball past Needham, letting in a
pair of runs.
Bresnahan caught the second
game, Needham having proved a
shine in the first, fanning a couple
of times when a hit would have pro
duced a run. Only one Phil stole on
Tom, but they usually hit the ball
so far they didn't have to steal. Bres
nahan apparently didn't know he was
going to catch the second game, as
he was practicing around short with
an infielder's glove on. He went be
hind the bat cold. His single in the
fourth produced a run.
It was some exhibition. The Cubs
were punk in all departments but
hitting. Schulte had a big day with.
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