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almost beyond his .depth, and was
forced to battle desperately to breast
the wave of defeat that was engulf-
ing him. Vaughn does not take his
work seriously enough.
Give the Cub left-bander a tight
game to pitch, one where his team
only scores a run or so, and he works
strongly, holding the enemy. Hand
him an apparently safe lead and he
relaxes untU the danger mark is
reached. The system is fine when
worked by a master, and tends to
save a pitcher's muscle. It is after
the Mathewson idea.
But Vaughn -is no Mathewson.
When he once relaxes he has a hard
time getting back to, 'his stride. In
I the hefty fourth, when the Sox maul
ed him for six hits and three Tuns, he
was saved by a great throw to the
.plate by Good, who nailed Schalk for
the third out. But for that piece of
defensive work the Sox -would prob-
l ably have won.
From an artistic standpoint, neith
er game was a Whale. But for blooie,
blooie, red-blooded, raging interest,
to keep the fan on the edge -of his
seat all the time, nothlng.hetter could
be desireaV ' ' '"
Picking a hero to stand' out from
all the rest of the local athletes is
impossible, with only two games in.
The regulars of both teams have
played stellar ball, especially on the
i Larry Chappell, however, looks
f about as good as any of them. Wed
nesday, over onrthe West Side, he
was a defensive bulwark, standing
between his club and inperiding de-
'feat wthen he leaped into the. crowd
and speared Saier's drive for thefihal
' out Yesterday he horned in on the
whaling end of the pastime, copping J
-two hits, eacn of which figured
prdminently in the scoring. His sec
c ond single tied the score in the eighth
., This youngster is playing under
I even more of a handicap now than
Then he was the most expensive outl
fielder of all time, and was expected
to show a brand qf goods to justify
the large outlay of money. Now, in
addition to that angle to make good
on, he is the youngster of the series.
All past clashes have brought out
one man prominently. He usually has
been a rookie, whose praises previous
ly were unsung. Remembering the
dope, the fans are expecting Chappell
to be that post-season hero.
,lt is a large order for a ladwith
half a year's big league experience to
make good on.
"Cicotte will have another chance to
start in the series, and Joe Benz ia
"also a probable opener for the. Sox
before' the curtain is rung down.
Russell is the logical choice for to
morrow. Then it will be one of the
twojneh who performed yesterday.
Joe Benz has been underrated all
year. As a finisher he has been good
enough to warrant his starting some
thing on his own hook. But what
happens? Joe is pitted against Wal
ter Johnson, a game which the Sox
have little hope of winning. Twice
he holds Washington to one run, but
Johnson each time blanks the Sox.
A gent who can stack up that well
with" the might Walter is entitled to
Four hits were all the Cubs could
glean from his delivery in the last
nine innings yesterday. He pitched
better ball -than Russell or Cicotte.
He only granted two hits-in the first
eight innings he was In the box, and
then the strain became too great. A
couple of bunched swats and' the
Cubs had the run that won.
Benz did his share. If his mates
could have hit a lick behind him he
would have pulled through a win.
Taken as a whole, the Cubs out-
'played the Sox. Each side made three
errors, but the-work of tne west Sid--era
was best. Bodie made a play in
the fourth inning that cannot be
placed against his name in the box
score. He woefully misjudged a soft
fly from Archer that fell for two
bases, and two -runs counted. In this
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