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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 11, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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Manager Tinker is heading a great
scoring machine, a club wmcn mis
in the pinches, but it does not coa-
tam enough defensive , -strength
Twenty-fo.ur runs have been made
in the last four games, but only two
of the combats have-.been victories.
All of this defensive deficiency does
not lie with the pitchers.
Along in the fifth inning President
Percy Haughton of the Braves,
whose ancestry is unbroken Anglo
' Saxon, thought he would write to
President Wilson, demanding a note
to the kaiser about another German
outrage. In that inning the Subma
rine Zwilling, submerged unil that
time, rose to the surface and shot off
a torpedo at the right field wall with
the bases full, counting three and
putting the Cubs a couple aipadj
Zwilling was pinch hitting for Doo
lan. Perhaps it is a good thiag the
Cubs lost, else Zwilling's hit would
have been heralded far and wide as
another example ot the worth of
pinch hitters, and other managers,
noting the fact, would have gummed
up their battingorder more than they
uo now.
Pinch hitters are prevalent enough
at the present time. Whenever a
crucial moment arrives, as it does
about five times per game, it seems
to "be the proper thing to rush in a
pinch hitter if the batter about to
face the pitcher has a mark of less
than .250. The fact that these pinch
hitters usually have a record of about
one success in six. times seems to,
make no difference.
That is what we call inside baseball
at the present time.
Zim busted a homer with two on,
Cy Williams got one With one on, and
Wilhoit of the Braves poled one with
two on to cop the game. The Braves
look like a good team, with better
offensive strength than they ever had
Seven hits gave the White Sox five
runs without an error being made,
so a second victory was easy over the
Yanks. Rowland's people have be
gun to hit , in the pinches. In tho
Cleveland series here they usually
took about six hits a 17m, simply
because they forgot the location of
safe territory when men were qn
And Jack Fournier and Eddie Col- 1
lins are collaborating on this pinch
hit stuff. Jack poled one homer with
none on and also a -couple of other
singles with men on, each scoring a J
run. Eddie Comas assisted in both
of -these rallies, and Hap Felsch
headed each wjth a hit The remain
ing athletes weren't bingling, but
their assistance wasn't needed.
Russell did a swell job of pitching,
holding the Yanks to five hits.
Now the Sox are playing ball as
they should; If those fellows get out
and five theirbest efforts to Row
land, try every step of the way, and
fight something they weren't doing
here there isn't a team in the
league that can give them more than,
an even argument -
So long as Fournier can hit as he
has in the two New York games there
will be no ritrtdd jests .directed" at his
fielding. Not only will'the fans be
quiet, but -they will have fewer oc
casions to. grow critical. For base.
hits are a tonic -to the French, boy
and have a-tendency to improve ev-
ery department of his gime. He even
does a bit of baserunning arid ex
hibits considerable pepper.
The Giants are beginning to look
abetter, for their "smashing attagk is
receiving some pitching support An
derson held Pirates to three hits
while his mates were poling 13.
Burns got four and Robertson three.
Kauff compiled a triple.
Pfeffer scattered six Red hits. Two , v
Red pitchers were soft. Cutshaw hit J
three singles and Stengel a double
and triple. Brooklyn stole seven
.bases. '
Demaree, Bender and Rixey were -
soft for Cards. Doak was knocked
out and Meadows pitched well. ,
Tns Speaker cracked two hits.
scored three runs -and Morton hekl

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