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Tom's thought overwhelmed him
in the seventh round, when the Cubs
had Fromme on the run." Saier open
ed with a single and Goode batted for
Mitchell and trudged. Al Bridwell at
tempted to sacrifice, and popped a
puny fly which Fromme grabbed.
Archer then singled to left and Saier
scored from second. Burns threw
over Meyers' head, and the ball rolled
to the stand as Goode drew up at
third. Fromme had already backed
up and grabbed the pill, but Needham
wanted to see Wilbur run after his
long rest, and sent him home.
Fromme shot to Meyers, and Goode
was stabbed out easily. Then Smith
fanned for the third out. If there had
been two out when Needham sent
Goode home he would have been ex
cused, as taking a chance is war
ranted under those conditions, espe
cially with a weak hitter coming up.
But as the play was set, it was punk.
Manager Evers plainly showed his
With two out in the fourth Zim
tried for the plate on a short fly to
left and was caught ten feet from the
plate. In that case Needham did
right to send Zim home. We are fair,
and do not criticize Tom because we
don't like the way he cuts his hair
We are chiding him because his brain
worked as fast as his feet, and he can
do a hundred yards in something like
There is another glaring-fault in
the Cub attack, one Which has jabbed
itself above the surface several times
lately. It is inability to bunt, or fail
ure to try a bunt, when a sacrifice is
the obvious play. This is another de
partment the men could be schooled
in during morning practice.
With men "on first and second in
the seventh Bridwell tried to bunt.
He didn't seem to know much about
it, popping a puny fly. That out was
costly. A sacrifice would have placed
men on second and third, and both
would have scored, on Archer's sin
gle, which followed. Then the Cubs
would iaYeJjeen arunahead, N,eed-
ham would have had no occasion to
think, and the Giants would have
been beaten in nine rounds.
The same play occurred Tuesday,
when with men on first and second
and none out in the tenth Leach' tried
to wallop, and hit into a double play
Fortunately, Phelan came through
with a long hit and the winning run
scored. But if the two runners had.
been moved up by a suicide, the one
on third would have been in position
to score on a long fly, or even on a
slow infield bounder, as only one man.
would have been dead.
Yesterday in the eighth with one
run needed to tie and a man on first
Goode tried to kill the ball. He
swung and fouled the first two and
then was given a walk. This was
providential, as Wilbur did not look
like a man who was going to do
much damage with the club.
Some of the Cub pitchers might
take some lessons from Arthur;
Fromme, the Giant twirler, in how to
field their positions. Once he took
a throw from the outfield to stab out
a man trying to score on a fly; again,
he backed up the catcher and killed
a run at the plate; a third time he
rushed clear to the third-base foul
line and grabbed Bridwell's intended
sacrifice. He was all over the field-,
What Evers thinks of his pitching
staff is shown by the fact that he let
Charley Smith stay on the mound
throughout the game. The lanky
grape-viner wabbled throughout, and
if Evers had thought there was a de
pendable man in the stable it is a
cinch he would have jerked Smith.
There was a fine chance in the
seventh, when Archer was on third
with two outT Smith whiffed. John
ny thought that even if he sent up a
pinch hitter who delivered he would
be up against it for a man to oppose
the Giants in the last two innings.
Turning to the White Sox, what
are we going to gloat about because
of their victory over the Yanks yes
terday? The pitching of Lefty Rus
sell, who blanked Chance's men wjtb
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