Crawfords 9-5, Teddys 6-8
Pitcher use: Mathewson, Trent, McGinnity need three games; Alexander, B. Foster need two. Streeter pitched less than an inning in finale.
Game One: Crawfords 6, Teddys 4
WP: B. Foster (2-2)
LP: Alexander (1-3)
HR: Charleston (3)
Game Two: Crawfords 13, Teddys 9
WP: Trent (1-0)
LP: Mathewson (0-3)
Save: Streeter (2)
The Teddys' vaunted 1-2 pitching punch of Pete Alexander and Christy Mathewson continue to struggle. Alexander gave up six runs, all earned, in six innings in the opener — and that was stellar compared to Mathewson, who yielded nine runs without getting an out in the fourth.
For the season, Alex has a 6.10 ERA, and Matty a 9.86. They are a combined 1-6.
The big blows in the first game for the Crawfords came early, with Dick Lundy lashing a bases-loaded, two-out single in the second, which was immediately followed by an Oscar Charleston triple. Charleston added a solo homer in the fourth.
Bill Foster scattered 11 hits in going the distance. One run against him was unearned.
Honus Wagner was 2-for-5 with two runs, two steals and a double. Bobby Wallace caught the ninth inning; Roger Bresnahan had been used early to pinch-hit, and Ray Schalk had to leave after being hit by a pitch. Wallace was not tested.
The second game was marked by three bat-arounds — two by the Crawfords, one by the Teddys.
Ted Trent pitched better than the nine runs allowed indicate. He yielded six runs in the ninth, when the game had been essentially decided, and five of them were unearned. Sam Streeter ultimately got the last out for him.
Catcher Frank Duncan had five RBIs for the Crawfords, while John Beckwith and Bill Wright scored three runs apiece.
Joe McGinnity worked six innings of relief for the Teddys, sparing the rest of the bullpen. He had one clunker of an inning, giving up four runs in the fifth.