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It made little difference to the
Giants, however, as the Indian
scored a moment later on a short fly
Schulte is not throwing well on
hits, and is not retrieving the wallops
as fast as could be"ixpeeted. Frank
has recovered his batting eye all
right, but lacks the essential pepper
in his defense. The reason for his
poor throwing is- a mystery, as he
makes quick and accurate returns
when there are no men on base.
Good, in contrast, is playing a re
markable defensive game in right
field. He covers all the ground from
the fence to a few feet back of first
base, and visiting players have great
respect for hisarm. In the first inning
yesterday Bescher, the fastest man
on the Giant team cfused to attempt
to score from third on a fly to Good.
He would have taken a chance with
any of the other gardeners. Wilbur
took the ball low and was unsettled,
but he has a fine whip and could have
Zabel started his first game since
joining the Cub staff. He was some
what wild, but at that only one run
was earned off his delivery. Bresna
han with a wild throw put the Giants
in position to score their second run,
and Williams and his two-base boot
paved the way for the third.
The youngster seemed to have
plenty of confidence, his speed was
excellent, and his curve ball broke
sharply. Additional work will help
him over the wild streak.
There is no reason for not giving
him penty of opportunity, as, aside
from Cheney, the other right hand
ers are not dependable at the present
Phelan replaced Zimmerman at
third base and showed well. It was
given out that Zim had sprained his
ankle. Possibly the roasting he re
ceived for the great force play" of
Tuesday had something to do with
the German's bad ankle. Phelan soak
ed a triple and scored our only run.
Art showed the result of his long
lay off in failure to handle bunts
speedily. Merkle caught him flat
footed in the fourth and beat the ball.
Phelan's arm is strong, however, and
with practice he will become a. good
fielder at any of the left-hand sec
tions of the infield. His batting is an
important factor and badly needed at
the present time.
Of 15 games played against the
Eastern teams the Cubs won seven
and lost eight, playing improved ball,
and making a better showing than
against western teams. The Phillies
were easiest for the locals, O'Day's
men taking three and dropping one.
The Boston Braves broke loose and
got three out of four. An even break
resulted with Brooklyn and the
Giants copped two out of three.
Considering the strength of th.e
East, this is not a bad showing.
The Sox can get out of the East
tonight with, an even break by taking
the third straight from the Yanks.
So far their record is six victories and
seven defeats. Their recent showing
has been encouraging, as they started
the trip by dropping three out of four
Fielding support for the pitchers
has been better in recent games.
There has been no appreciable in
crease in the batting.
Reb Russell is not so badly injured
as was thought at first, and in any
event will not miss more than one
turn on the slab The southpaw was
not in uniform yesterday, but said he
felt no ill effects from his collision
with Nunamaker. Callahan may keep
him on the bench for a short time in
order to allow his-ankle to regain its
The Sox will be home for one game
Sunday, then going to Detroit for a
short series before returning to the"
South Side to meet the eastern in
vaders. Joe Tinker,-in an effort to'bolster
up his two-man pitching staff, has
signed Dan Sherman, a spitballer,
from Bridgeport, Coan. Nothing
much is known of Sherman's ability,