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ability to bat against left-handed
pitching and for this reason it was
planned to use Felsch in left when
the southpaw faced the Sox. In re
cent starts Fournier has been belting
both varieties of curving. He doubled
off a left-hander yesterday with the
Larry Cheney, one of the men
whom Manager Bresnahan was
counting on for lots of strength in
the Cub 'pitching box this season, has
so far been a flivver of the worst
kind. He has been not better than
any of the recruits and on several oc
casions has been even worse than
Not once has Cheney gone four in
nings in any game he has started, and
he is too ineffective and uncertain to
be used as a. rescuer. When Larry
starts it has been only a question of
what fellow would follow him. He
went 1-3 of the first inning yester
day, during which time he was
pronged for four hits and three runs.
He was not in there long enough to
issue any passes, but would undoubt
edly have tione so if given the oppor
tunity. Adams, Standdridge and vVaughn
followed Cheney in the order named
and Jim was the only effective one
of the list By virtue of this victory
the Cubs ar,e in third place, which
doesn't speak well for the remaining
teams in the National league below
that notch. The Cub pitching has
been atrocious, and, with it, Bresna
han is lucky to win a game-" a wreek.
Success only comes through the ter
rific batting the other players have
been turning in.
Cy Williams is doing much better.
Thd long-fellow, away from the blare
of home applause, is batting as he
did on the training trip. He has made
an extra base hit ior the last four
days, and yesterday poled a triple and
two singles. Wilbur' Good was high
gun with a homer and four singles.
Today is an "off day in the schedule.
An off. day will he no novelty to the
Starting east in second place, only"
half a game behind Newark, Manager
Tinker and his Whales should not
suffer any severe reverses in the
effete sections of the country. In
Buffalo the regular team will be put
together again, as Jimmy Smith and
Rollie Zeider are scheduled to report
there. Zeider will relieve Fritz at
third, and Smith will go back to
short, where he was beginning to find'
himself when an injury put him out,
of the fray.
Even with two second defense men
in the game, the Whales have done
well. That is because the batting of
the remaining regulars has been pow
erful. It should continue strong, and
Smith and Zeider should bat at a
faster clip than Fritz and Tinker.
Flack had a triple and three sin
gles and Hanford a pair of triples
and a single. Mordecai Brown had an
easy time and loafed. Brownie can
not work as frequently as he was
wont to do, and saves himself where
manager mcuraw ot ine uiams is
making desperate efforts to bolster'
up his fading crew. He has traded
Outfielders Murray and Robertson
and Pitcher Perritt to Brooklyn for
Outfielder Zach Wheat. Wheat is a
fine ball player, and should give the,
Giants some help, but he can't make,"
Larry Doyle, the Giant second base-,
man, a batter, and that is one weak,
spot of the team.
Last winter when McGraw lured
Perritt back to organized baseball
after he had jumped to the Feds,,
there were yelps of delight in Goth-r
am, and there was lots of talk about,
having a grand pitcher for the old',
league. Perritt undoubtedly got a
healthy reward for his double flop,)
and he and the Feds seem to be the
As long as Hugh Jennings has
Crawford, Cobb and Veach in the
outfield he can dream of pennants.
The trio is better now than the fa
mous Boston Red Sox ensemble, car
ries a healthier punch, and, infthe ag-