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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 04, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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bases in spite of his best efforts to
.get put out
Pierce played squarely into the
bands of the Pittsburgh people. It
took some time to straighten out the
tangle after he committed his inex
cusable burst of temper, and the Cubs
were barely able to get in four and a
half innings before rain put an end to
the mess. If Pierce had been allowed
his way he would have put on a box
ing match with Cooper and ten or
fifteen minutes would have been
tossed off.
If Pierce had displayed big league
intelligence he would have accepted
his pass gracefully and then allowed
himself to be run to death on the
bases.
The trouble goes further than that.
Before he pulled his bone stuff Pierce
had been pitching at high speed, baf
fling the Pirate batters completely. It
seemed that he could take his place
with Zabel, Standridge and Vaughn
and round out the quartet of steady
pitchers that Bresnahan needs badly
if the Cubs are to make a proper
showing.
Now that looks like a buste'd
dream. Pierce is undoubtedly in for
a suspension. His bat-throwing stunt
was too flagrant to go unnoticed in
high garters, and he may be taken
away just at a time when he was
about to do a little something to earn
his salary. If that happens, probably
Manager Bresnahan will have a little
reprimand of his own. for the left
hander, for Roger can't afford to lose
a pitcher.
Saier's homer put him on a par
with Hinchman of Pittsburgh, who
also knocked a fly against the score
board in right field.
Rain today should be beneficial for
the Cubs, who have a series with Cin
cinnati to face. Four games remain
with the Reds, ending Saturday, and
then the Cards drop in for a Bingle
game. Bresnahan will have a chance
to rest his pitchers.
Joe Tinker owes some of his high
place in the Federal league world to
day to the worth of his substitutes."
We have harped on that secondary
material often, but it is worth talking
about. Joe can lose a regular from
most any position and have a fellow
on the sidelines ready to step in the'
gap and go almost as fast as the first
choice. y
Buffalo was licked for the fourth
straight time because of this second
ary strength. With Jimmy Smith out,
of the game at short, Harry Fritz is
playing third and Zeider short. Yes
terday Fritz busted two home runs,
accountable for four runs, exactly
the margin of victory for the Whales.,
The same thing holds good for the
outfield, and it is a hard matter to
pick the better man betwen Fischer
and Wilson behind the bat. Each is a
hard hitter, and, if any thing, Fischer
has been doing even better work than
Wilson in the last few days. Wilson
is no better defensively than his
mate.
The most sensational player for the
Whales in the last ten days has been
Right Fielder Hanford, who was re
leased by Buffalo. Hanford is very
fast on the bases, and his batting is
better than that of any man on the
team. He has put power in the gar
dens, already powerful with Flack,
Zwilling and Wickland on the job.
Wick batted at a .300 clip last season,
yet can't hold a regular berth now.
That speaks well for the ability of
Hanford.
Should Manager Rowland bring his
men home from the trip that starts
today with better than an even break
for the jaunt, chances are excellent
for a drive to the top of the ladder
during the next South Side stand.
Five games are on in Cleveland and
one in St Louis. Rowland should,
get four of them. Next Monday is an
open date, and then the eastern
teams come to Comiskey Park.
Throughout May the Sox will be at
home, which means much to a new
team trying to perfect teamplay.
Bennie Kauff now threatens to sue
President Hempstead of the Giants
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