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The Cubs open against the Giants
today, and McGraw has so arranged
his pitchers that Demaree will not op
pose the O'Day crew. Al was the only
guy the Cuds beat when the Giants
Cheney and Vaughn are sure to
pitch two of the games.
More and more the need is em
phasized for a good young catcher
on the Cub team. Archer Js out with
a fractured elbow, and Bresnahan,
wounded in the foot and hand. at
present, is liable to lame himself for
a long period by working before he is
Roger ha'd to get out of the game
toward the close yesterday, a foul tip
hitting him on the foot Needham
went to his rescue.
-Tom is willing enough, but too slow
and weak in batting. Hargrove is in
experienced, but it might not be?a
bad idea to let him get his baptism
of fire. Against the Giants he would
have a hard time, and McGraw's men
would probably run wild on the bases,
but a few games one way or the
other can make little difference to
the Cutis in the ultimate result.
The team isn't going to win the
pennant, and now is the time to start
building for the future.
Corriden did his second straight
day of pinch hitting and singled. Red
is a whale of a pinch batter, but can's
come through when played regularly.
This team of Joe Tinkers' is de
veloping into a real big league com
bination, playing bright and snappy
At the start of the season the gang
could not class with several in the
National and American leagues.
Some of the youngsters had not come
far enough forward, and the old men
were not used to their surroundings.
Despite these handicaps, Tinker has
kept at work, and welded together a
At present it would be hard to find
a weak link in the chain outside the
pitcher's box. There Tinker is not
overly strong, but the young gunmen.
are learning their trade in actual bat
tle, and improving in effectiveness
"with every start. '
Fisk and Farrell have shown the
greatest improvement. The young
pitcher took his poundings at the
start of the season, but has developed
into a good pitcher. He still lacks
some steadiness, but will acquire that
commodity with the frequent work
he is getting. He held. Brooklyn to
four hits in seven innings.
Farrell is a 100 per cent improved
ball player. Shortly after the sea
son opened Tinker contemplated
benching him because of weak hit
ting. An hour before the first game
of the local season- was played on
the North Side Manager Joe gave
it out that Fritz would go to second
and Farrell be benched.
He allowed Johnny to show off be
fore the home folks, however ,and
has never been sorry for the change
of plan. Farrell hit in that game,
slumped off a little, and lately has re
turned with a vengeance, batting as
hard and often as any man on the
team. And his fielding is a treat. He
would be received with open arms by
several American and National league
managers, and you needn't leave Chi
cago to find a team that would grab
him if the opportunity offered.
Baker got another homer and De
troit made only six hits off Shawkey.
Cobb stole, home.
St. Louis won its third straight
from Washington by a one-run mar
gin. Hamilton outpitched Engle.
Pratt and Earl Walker each walloped
homers for the' Browns.
Collamore dealt ten passes and
Blanding two. Easy for the Red Sox
to lick the Naps. In one inning Col
lamore and Blanding forced in three
runs. Janvrin got two doubles. Ol
son soaked three singles.
Wagner knocked a single for his
3,000th swat, but the Phils won.
Mayer outpitched Conzelman.
Demaree failed again, St. Louis
winning by hard hitting In the tenth.
Sallee had it on the Giants. Burns