BATTING AND PITCHING FOLLIES CONTRIBUTE TO ANOTHER DEFEAT AT HANDS OF DARNED SOX
By Calvin J. Butterworth
May 8, 1924
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—If their stay in Washington is anything like the distressing one they just completed in the Windy City, the Tigers may not be long for this pennant chase. Unable to muster anything offensive against the winless Sarge Connally, Detroit suffered a frightfully dull 4-1 setback and put Manager Cobb in another poor mood.
Ed Wells toed the slab for our boys, and it took merely four batters before Sheely's double scored Mostil with the opening run for Chicago. Cobb lifted his first homer of the year down the right field line in the 3rd, but nobody was on base for him and it was only 1-1. Tiger stick-handling ended there, while Wells was battered for three hits and a run in the 4th and two more scores in the 5th. The rabid Comiskey rooters thus sat back, enjoyed the May sunshine and waited for the contest to peacefully end.
"Okay, Blue is out, but that don't mean we gotta hit like tammyheads and pitch like drunk one-armed baboons! We got ball games to win on this trip, meaning we gotta go into D.C. now and slap that old buzzard Johnson around because I'll tell ya right now, those clown-pants couldn't hit a homer if they swung all nine of their bats at the same time and we got Heilman and Manush and even me sometimes who can hit one out! I want at least three of those Senator games won or I'm throwing every lousy piece of our clubhouse grub in the alley for the dogs and 'coons!" Cobb outlined before boarding the train at the Chicago station.
Thankfully, the team will have all day on the rails tomorrow to lick their wounds. Ken Holloway gets the nod against the aforementioned and remarkable Walter Johnson in the Griffith Stadium opener Saturday at 1 p.m.
DET 001 000 000 - 1 9 0
CHI 100 120 00x - 4 11 0
Other American League games:
BROWNS 10-18-3, at INDIANS 8-16-1
Ah, there is nothing like a wild west American League show. Ahead by 4-1, the Indians score six runs in the 5th off Dixie Davis , take an 8-5 lead to the 9th, only to have the Browns score five times off Uhle and Messenger for another Tribe humiliation. The Clevelanders have now dropped seven of the nine meetings with St. Louis and will begin their eastern swing in the City of Brotherly Love.
SENATORS 15-21-1, at RED SOX 3-12-3
The Nats complete their desecration of Fenway Park by gunning down Alex Ferguson and two other wretched Boston hurlers. Goslin does nothing in his first four at bats, then clubs a grand-slam in the center of an eight-run 8th.
at YANKEES 8-13-1, ATHLETICS 5-12-1
The Bambino silences his booing fans with three hits and his 6th home run, as the Yanks also club five doubles and two triples for Waite Hoyt and push ahead of the Tigers into third place. The White Sox now visit the large field in the Bronx for what should be a spirited 4-game display.
TEAM BATTING AS THE WEST JOURNEYS EAST:
.313 St. Louis
.288 New York
12 St. Louis
12 New York
18 St. Louis
13 New York
TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE
4.43 New York
5.52 St. Louis
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Thursday, May 8|
|Chicago White Sox||15||8||.652||0.5|
|New York Yankees||13||10||.565||2.5|
|St. Louis Browns||11||13||.458||5|
|Boston Red Sox||10||13||.435||5.5|