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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 27, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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St Louis will open a five-game
series on the North Side today and
Tinker is planning on feeding left
handers to the Cards in three of the
battles. Hendrix and McConnell
will probably draw the other two as
signments. It was once more apparent yester
day that Jim Scott isn't ready to take
a regular turn in the box for the
White Sox. He was good for seven
innings, despite Unusual wildness,
but when a concerted attack over
took him in the eighth inning he had
nothing to rally on and was loudly
driven from the box by a pass and
four successive hits.
Until such time as Scott and Benz
are ready to go the entire distance
at top speed Rowland might fare bet
ter by using his younger gunners, as
Cicotte also is not-in proper condi
tion. The best pitching to date has
been done by Faber, Wolfgang, Dan
forth and Williams. The last named,
a southpaw, has really done the best
of all, yet he hasn't been allowed to
start a game. It might be a good
plan to choose these four as regulars,
let them work in turn and carry the
burden until some of the veterans
are in better shape.
Results could not be any worse
and might be much better.
There seems an unwritten law
that a pitcher during his first big
league trial cannot become a regu
lar, no matter how good his work
may be. Williams is ready now, bas
ing predictions on his past perform
ances. There was some encouragement
in the way the wrecking crew got
back on the job, though the return
was not productive of results. Ed
Collins poled home one run with a
timely single. Fournier poled a dou
ble, Jackson a double and single, and
Felsch a double and two singles.
This quartet is too good a batting
combination to remain quiet long
and will get together before very
long for some consistent gains.
Of the six games on the present
trip only one has been a victory, and
that was won through good pitching
by Faber. In the other battles the
attacking force has failed woefully.
Six more games are scheduled for
this jaunt, and only through a quick
awakening can the team return
home with an honorable showing.
Nunamaker, Yankee catcher,
poled a single, double and triple
against McHale, Red Sox, making
seven bingles in his last eight at
tempts. Frank Baker also poled
three hits. Markle, a recruit, won
his second game for the Yanks. Vean
Gregg pitched eight good innings for
Oldring's triple enabled Mackmen
to beat Washington. Bush out
pitched Gallia.
Cheney and Alexander fought on
even terms for six innings, then both "
cracked, the Phillie star making the
worst breaks and being hit hard.
Cheney was taken out after four
passes had followed a double in the
seventh. Olson and Paskert bagged
Brooklyn has asked waivers on
Shortstop Ollie O'Mara.
Toledo has secured Pitcher Carl
Adams from the Phillies. Adams was
with the Cubs last season and Bres
nahan liked his work. Roger now
has one of the best pitching staffs
ever boasted by a minor league club,
one that could hold the major
league pace.
Now we are hepped to a yarn that
Fred Welsh is supposed to have told
a Turkish bathhouse roommate.
Fred says Ever Hammer is the
toughest boy he ever met. With all
due respect to Ever, Fred couldn't be
expected to say anything else. If he
had said Ever was a dub, then the
fans would have looked at the result
and remarked that Fred was a
fine champion, being so decisively
trimmed by a dub. Welsh made the
same statement about Benny Leon
ard when the New York boy gave
him a stout lacing some time ago.

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