FENWAY'S FIRST TEAM
The Red Sox split with the Nationals,
Johnson shuts out the Speed Boys
May 30, 1912
The Red Sox split the
Memorial Day doubleheader capturing the morning game 3-2, but losing the
afternoon battle 5-0. Both games were played in a fine drizzle,
keeping away the holiday crowd.
Rookie Joe Engel was on
the mound for Washington and held the Sox betters to four scattered hits
and lost out by a costly error in the eighth. Duffy Lewis reached on
a fumbled ground ball. Larry Gardner hit a shot to right scoring
Lewis and ended up on third. Gardner scored the winning run o a sacrifice
Hugh Bedient pitched great
for the Sox with the two Nationals runs coming as the result of
Nunamaker’s wild throw in the second inning, and muffed grounder by second
baseman Steve Yerkes in the fifth.
In the afternoon game,
Buck O’Brien faced Walter Johnson. Johnson allowed only five
scattered hits, struck out 13, and for the game allowed only Larry Gardner
to reach third base on a triple. Buck O’Brien got nailed in the
third inning and didn’t pitch a good game. Larry Gardner collected two
hits in the morning game and tripled twice, one in each game.