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that when team play had been per
fected more victories will come the
way of the local third leaguers.
Tinker furnished the only excite
ment yesterday when his auto smash
ed into a truck. Th2 auto was wreck
ed, hut Joe and the"vtruck escaped
Tinker has not decided what he
will do with Catcher Roberts, who
was released yesterday by Pittsburgh
for refusing to respect club rules.
Roberts was signed by the Chifeds
and turned over to Pittsburgh. He
kicked about salary, and when refus
ed a raise became a wild boy, trying
The other night in Kansas City he
tried to show several saloon acquaint
ances what he could do in the fight
ing line. Acting Manager Oakes
promptly sent him back to Chicago.
Unfortunately, there was no ram in
Pittsburgh. That is a polite way of
saying our Cubs were slammed a
plenty and lost their daily battle. By
losing to Pittsburgh the Cubs are re
tarding the progress of their old en
emy, the Giants, whatever satisfac
tion there may be in that.
O'Day's men were never in the
game, their only run being scored in
the first inning on an error and hit.
The lead slipped away in the second
inning when Pittsburgh scored twice,
and from then to the finish there was
nothing in the Cub attack that re
sembled a rally of decent proportions,
z Pittsburgh, on the other hand, wal
loped the offerings of Humphries and
Zabel soundly and far. On the pitch
ing that the West Siders are getting
now they would have to bat much
harder. than their paper strength in
order to get away with more than one
game in three. Cheney can't pitch
any oftener than that.
Getting the Cubs out of seventh
rlace is going to be a hard task and
will not be accomplished until O'Day
makes a few more changes and forces
some of the present regulars to go
about their work like live men.
Sweeney atsecond base is a liability
instead of an asset at the present
time. It would help the team more if
his time at bat was abolished.
Why Art Pheian is not given a
crack at this second-basing job is a
mystery to the uhitiated. As a pinch
hitter the former Red has shown
strength, an dalso went well during
the intervals he performed actively
last summer. Played daily his batting
should be in the neighborhood of .275,
which healthy mark could be used to
adventage among the Cubs.
Probably O'Day is hoping Sweeney
will come through, as Hank ma'de an
awful kick for him when Evers was
sent to Boston.
Young Walter Keating stuck in two
of the six singles made off of Cooper
yesterday, Leach and Zim also get
ting two. Keating is no clean-up bat
ter and doubles and triples will "not
be prominent in his total of hits. But
there is no reason why this young
ster shouldn't be" a valuable man at
bat as well as in the field.
He is a midget, but so is Miller
Huggins, and the Cardinal manager
is a successful batter. Keating has a
good eye, and can control himself
well enough to pick out the good
ones. He hits them solidly, and a fair
share of the smacks are bound to go
Johnston was back in left in place
of Williams on account of a left hand
er pitching. Jimmy failed to connect,
having five other gents for company.
Jimmy Archer made a woozy peg in
the second inning that gave the. PK
rates their first opening. '
This is a waste of charity, as Fred
Clarke's team doesn't need assist
ance. Those fellows will make their
own chances, and then take advan
tage of them. Wagner, Koney aud
Viox each got two hits.
Marquard was knocked frqm tho
box in four innings, but the Giants
rallied and nosed out Boston. Crutfih
er and Rudolph were hit vigorously.
Fletcher got a triple and two singles
and Burns a dbijble and single.
Brooklyn and the Phillies went on