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winners. On past performances Der
rick will hardly come up to specifica
tions. But this is the year-for upsets, and
Derrick may fall in line and play some
bang-up ball. If he can play strong
defensively and bat in the vicinity of
.240 he will be worth two players, or
The trade indicates that Herzog is
getting ready for a shift with the
Giants. He will use Mollwitz at first
if Hoblitzel is sent to New York. Wil
liams will immediately get a regular
berth in left field. Cy must improve
wonderfully over the form he exhibit
ed here to be of any value to the Reds.
Bad breaks beat the Cubs. Tyler,
a southpaw, worked for the Braves.
Our right-handed batters hd little
trouble getting on base, but imme
diately the bases became jammed it
was the turn of some left-handed bat
ter to appear at the plate, and all of
them were soft for the Boston man.
Bresnahan knocked a line drive which
developed into a double play that
cooked one of our chances. Two feet
to either side and it would have been
a triple. Corriden was robbed of a
triple by a wonderful one-hand catch,
and there were other misfortunes.
But we prefer to look on the bright
side of things. George ZabeJ had his
first trial since visiting Bonesetter
Reese, and he made good with a ven
geance. In the six innings he was on
the hill the Brave batsmen made only
three hits, and never came close to
The return of Zabel to active duty
adds another reliable heaver to the
Cub staff. Now we have fotfr men
able to go in with reasonable chances
of winning a ball game. They are
Cheney, Humphries, Zabel and
Vaughn. Pierce and Lavender are
gambles at best.
There was some mighty bad umpir
ing during the pastime. Both Byron,
who was behind the bat, and Johnson,
on the bases, offended. This criticism
isn't made because the Cubs lost. The
arbiters were bad to both sides, and
it was only lur that the decisions
hurt the Cubs XTe most.
Byron was away off, apparently, on
balls and strikes. Johnson seemed to
be calling them properly at the bases,
but he was a bit too hasty in canning .
athletes. He sent both Evers and Zim
to the clubhouse, and it did not ap
pear that either athlete had made a
very strenuous kick.
It looked like old Cub days to see
both Zim and Johnnie canned in the
Wilbur Good fanned three times be
fore Tyler. Once the bases were load
ed, and a second time men were on
second and third. Good seems utterly
at sea against southpaws. Jimmy
Johnston might be a good bet against
a left-handed pitcher.
At the close of the game Bresnahan
was playing center field, Keating was
on third, Mollwitz was in right, and
Hargraves was catching. Players
canned and lifted for pinch hitters
made these changes necessary.
As Old Doc Kipling might have
said, if he was a baseball writer, it's
forward, Mr. Faber, when the other
White Sox won twice from Bos
ton, and Red Faber was a prominent
participant in each pastime. He res
cued Reb Russell in the first game,
and performed a like service for Joe
Benz in the second. Altogether, he
pitched four and two-thirds innings,
was hit safely once, and didn't allow a
run, even from the remains that the
other pitchers left.
He picked up the second game, for
Benz in the eighth inning with two
out and men on second and third. No
scores. He relieved Russell in the '
seventh of the forepiece with two on
and two out, escaped from that situa-1
tion, and was never in danger there
after. As long as Callahan has a rescuer
of such ability it makes little differ--;
ence, except from -a sentimental
standpoint, whether Walsh comes
back or not.
Buck Weaver reports today ready