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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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promising chances for the Cubs, and
these defects would be more glaring
if the team had lost the game. Twice
prominent rallies were broken, due
to heedless, headless dumb work on
the paths.
The worst offense was in the
eighth inning, when the Cubs were
three runs behind. Saier opened with
a double. Doolan batted in Mulligan's
place and singled Saier home. Fisher
followed with another single to right
and Doolan tried to make third on
the blow. He was out by 20 feet
Another single followed aiid Fisher
scored. Then two outs wound up the
inning, leaving the Cubs a run be
hind. Doolan should not have been sent
to third at that stage of the game. It
was taking a chance that was un
warranted with none out "and two
run? needed. One run wasn't the
thing to play for.
Raking up something like that is
not impressive after the team won,
but it is better to point it out now
than after a defeat.
Tom Seaton and Packard looked
like mighty good pitchers. Hendrix
was wild because of lack of work.
If American league left-handers
are not exterminated the White Sox
are liable to bust into a couple of
Verduns, a few submarines and a
battle of the Marne. The -wrecking
crew does no wrecking when a
southpaw goes to work against it.
Coveleskie of the Tigers and Weil
man of St Louis both hav'e found the
South Siders no great shakes and
have turned in three victories, the
Tiger grabbing a pair. In sixteen in
nings of exertion against Rowland's
people he has been scored on but
once, and that one tally was a four
base blow by Hap Felsch yesterday.
That doesn't show consecutive or ef
fective hitting.
Fournier, Ed Collins and Jackson
have all found trouble with the off
side flingers, Jackson being the only
one to get a hit off Coveleskie and
Ed Collins was the only one to find,
Weilman. Fournier couldn't solved
How serious this trouble may de
velop can be imagined from the
knowledge that there are some other
southpaws in the league who are
touted just as highly as this pair
Ruth and Leonard of the Red Sox, a
team which must be beaten if a pen
nant is to be won, are better than
any pair marked up for one team.
Leonard has already won a game this
year and Ruth has three victories.
Also remember that southpaws ara
troubling the strongest team Row
land can put in the field for that kind
of pitching, as he has two outfielders
now working who swing from the
right side of the plate. If Eddie Mur
phy was in right field the task would
be even more difficult for the Hose.
Little Mel Wolfgang seems due to
come into his own at last The mid
get redhead has been a good pitcher
for several years, but no manager
was ready to admit it, because Mel
seemed too smalL He never was
given an opportunity, frequently be
ing sent back to the minors, where
he set afire any circuit in which he
was placed.
He is admitted to be the best field
ing pitcher in the country, and one
dandy little hitter. He has heart and
courage. But the sight of the wreck
ing crew falling time after time yes
terday was probably too much, and
three hits in the ninth won for the
Tigers. Felsch got three Sox hits.
Cobb poled the same number for De
troit Washington got 16 hits off three
Yank pitchers, Moeller and Foster
getting three each. Johnson played
with the Yanks after getting a lead,
President Wilson watched the battle
and felt considerable sympathy for;
the umpire.
Ruth held Mackmen to five hits
while Red Sox hammered Bush
Shorten poled a triple and single.
Jimmy Callahan was canned from
the Pirate-St Louis game for kick
ing on a decision. His team wag

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