Trent(KCM) vs. Matlock(HOM)
Winters(DET) vs. Brown(PIT)
Wright(IND) vs. McDonald(CHI)
Day 9 – #1’s on the bump, 5 of 6 go the distance
CHICAGO (Comiskey Park) – Each team pitched their number one starter and 5 of 6 went the distance. Max Manning had arguably the best start of the day…and lost. John Donaldson picks up his league-leading third win of the season. Ex teammates Smith and Paige squared off against each other in the nightcap.
TODAY’S TOP PERFORMERS
Willie Mays – 2 for 5, 2hr, 7rbi
John Beckwith – 2 for 4, hr, 2rbi
Tank Carr – 3 for 6, 2r, 2rbi
Oscar Johnson – 3 for 5, 2b, 2r, rbi
Tubby Scales – 3 for 4, 2b, r, rbi
Slim Jones – 9ip, 0r, 7h, 3bb, 9k
John Donaldson – 9ip, 0r, 7h, 2bb, 4k
Max Manning – 8ip, 1r, 2h, 1bb, 4k
Detroit – 0
Chicago – 13
Win – John Donaldson (3-0)
Loss – Smokey Joe Williams (1-1)
HR – Mays 2(3)
SB – Carr (1)
Donaldson picks up 3rd win in a laugher
John Donaldson pitched a complete game and earned his league-leading third win of the season. He only allowed seven singles while striking out four lowering his ERA to 2.55.
Chicago scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning as they sent 13 men to the plate against starter Smokey Joe Williams. Oscar ‘Heavy’ Johnson singled home Tank Carr for the first run of the game. Three batters later, Willie Mays hit a grand slam making it 5-0 Giants. Carr would come around to bat again and hit his second single of the inning driving home two. The final run of the inning was knocked in by Cristobal Torriente when he singled home Donaldson.
The Giants added to their lead in the second when Pop Lloyd hit his third triple in two days and was brought home by a Tubby Scales double.
Williams was finally chased in the third when Mays hit his second home run of the game, a three-run shot to make it 12-0 Chicago. Martin Dihigo came over from first base to take over the pitching duties for Detroit. He was greeted with two singles but got out of the inning without giving up any more runs.
Dihigo would surrender a run in the fourth, but pitched well for the Stars giving up one run in 5 and 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one lowering his ERA to 3.00
Mays knocked in seven on the day but his average sits at .220. Carr, O. Johnson and Scales all had three hits for Chicago.
Dave Malarcher was the only Stars batter that Donaldson could not retire on the day. He went 3 for 3 and was hit by a pitch.
Chicago leads the league in runs scored with 65 in nine games.
Kansas City – 0
Pittsburgh – 1
Win – Slim Jones (2-1)
Loss – Max Manning(1-1)
HR – Suttles (4)
Slim wins 1-0 pitchers duel over Manning
Slim Jones struck out nine, walked three and gave up seven hits in a complete game shut-out victory over the Kansas City Monarchs.
Kansas City mounted a threat against Jones in the top of the second as the loaded the bases with no outs. Slim hunkered down and struck out Ray Dandridge, Bonnie Serrell, and his pitching counterpart Max Manning. Kansas City didn’t get another base runner to second base until two outs in the ninth inning.
Manning had his own dominant performance in the game. He gave up only two hits, walked one and struck out four in his complete game. Max also retired the last 11 batters he faced.
Mule Suttles hit his fourth home run of the season with two outs in the bottom of the fourth for the only run of the game.
Ray Dandridge and Alejandro Oms both had two hits for the Monarchs. Pete Hill had the only other hit for the Crawfords.
Indianapolis – 1
Homestead – 4
Win – Satchel Paige (1-2)
Loss – Hilton Smith (0-3)
HR – Beckwith (2)
Satch goes distance notches first win
Satchel Paige went the distance notching his first win of the season in his third start. He struck out seven, walked one, and gave up one run on six hits.
Cool Papa Bell doubled home Hilton Smith in the third for the only blemish against Paige on the day. Satchel retired the last 13 batters he faced lowering his ERA to 4.70.
Smith took the loss for Indy. He was roughed up in the first inning for four runs but calmed down after that. Charles Blackwell walked to lead off the inning and was left there as the next two batters were retired. Big John Beckwith strolled to the plated next and lifted his second home run of the season to the cheap seats in left field. Larry Doby followed with a single and was brought home when Dick Lundy tripled. Oscar Charleston booted a ground ball by Louis Santop and the score had climbed to 4-0.
Ex-teammates Smith and Paige know each other well. Hilton had two hits on the day, Paige had one. Both pitchers struck out seven batters.
NO CLUTCH HITTING
Both teams went hitless with runners in scoring position. Indy was 0 for 7, Homestead was 0 for 3.