Walter Johnson shuts out the Sox
April 29, 1916
Walter Johnson's smoke was too much for the Red Sox and the Nationals won an easy victory bu bunching hits off Rube Foster in the closing innings and walked away with a 4 to 0 victory. Warm weather brought out the largest crowd of the season and the fans
were enthusiastic for there is a feeling that their team is going to have something to say about the pennant.
George Foster was on the mound for the Red Sox and was wild, but effective, with men on base until the Nats got to him in the seventh inning. Only one member of the Red Sox saw third base during the game and he was picked off by a lightning throw from Eddie
Ainsmith, who threw out every would be stealer that tried him.
Johnson used a lot of curve balls and the change worked perfectly to keep the Sox batters off balance. In previous chances it was Johnson's fast ball that gave Sox batters little difficulty. Bill Carrigan said that he thought Walter had the best stuff
today that he had seen from him in quite awhile.
Duffy Lewis made the sensational play of the game on a long running catch off Johnson's bat in the fifth inning. He raced all the way to the bleachers to catch up to the long drive.