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games, the first he has copped this
Lavender lost his second two-hit
game of the season, and this went by
the board exactly as did the first one,
which was against Pittsburgh. In
one inning Jimmy-hit a batter and
then let off a wild pitch. Therefore
he was strictly responsible for his
own downfall, though some responsi
bility weighs on the batters who
failed to connect for him.
The spectacle of Cheney pitching
two good games in one series has
thrown some cheer into the Cubs.
Larry has always been a winner in
the National league until this season
and if he regains his confidence
should be a valuable addition to the
staff, which is none too strong.
Zimmerman again gave vent to his
artistic temperament and but for this
outburst the Cubs might have had a
draw out of the first battle. McLar
ry sat in for him and made an error
in the inning Lavender did his wild
pitching. Tight fielding there might
have altered matters, and Zim's bat
may have also changed the map.
Some of the Cubs don't seem able
to realize that they have a chance for
the pennant if they decide to play
baseball for the next few months.
With the league as weak as it is, most
any team which concludes to do
nothing else but play the game has a
Bresnahan knows this and is
straining every trace to keep his peo
ple in the hunt And he knows that
heavy hitters don't help the team
when they are on the bench through
the umpire's order.
Zimmerman objected to a strike
Umpire IQem called on him in the sec
ond inning of the first game. He
threw his bat to the bench and the
arbiter put him out of the game,
which seems unduly severe. Never
theless, there was no reason for Zim
to become militant and want to wipe
Idem off the landscape. He dashed
for the ump and Bresnahan kept him
from mixing only by clutching him,
around the waist and pushing him '
to the coop.
If Roger had not been on hand Zim
might have done something which
would have caused him to be set
down for a month or six weeks.
With the Cubs and Sox in first
places some Chicago fans are over
looking the Whales, and in so doing"
they are missing a mighty game fight,
for Tinker's people have rallied from jg
the ruck and are steadily gaining on"
the leaders. The fact that this is
being done in alien territory makes
it all the more remarkable.
Somewhere on the road the North
Siders have uncovered a mine of con
fidence. They are just too darn
chesty to admit defeat under any cir
cumstances. No matter how the op-'
posing team goes out in front in the
fore part of the game the Whales'are
scrapping continually and their inces--sant
battering has resulted in victory'
after victory. Games apparently,
hopelessly lost have been put back in
the won column by irresistible ral-.
lies in the final stages of the combat
And every man on the team, with
the possible, exception of Johnny Far-
rell, who is in a batting slump, is
taking part in these dramatic scram-1
bles. Yesterday the Whales tied the
score with five runs in the 9th against1
Newark and won in the 12th.
Especially valuable is the co-opera--tive
attack of Tinker's catchers,
Fischer and Wilson. Art usually
starts the game and Fischer pinches
for some mate and then relieves Wil-
son behind the log. This was the'
program yesterday. Wilson got two
hits before he quit, then Fischer
came on and smote a triple and sin-T
gle. The triple came in the ninth and7
counted two runs. All five runs were a.
scored after two were out and only? w
one man on base.
A whole lot depends on the next
four days in the White Sox schedule," '
for they will be hammering away in
Detroit. Tigers are five and a half
games back of the Sox and in third
place, but on games won and lost'