Dutch Leonard is out of luck and loses
June 29, 1916 ...
The Red Sox batters were not there with the punch and dropped their second game to Washington, this one by a score of 3 to 0, with Harry Harper holding them to only four hits. The Sox only had two real chances to score a run and didn't come
through. In the first inning, Duffy Lewis singled and stole second base with two outs, but Del Gainor grounded out to George McBride for the third out. In the fifth inning Larry Gardner opened with a single, Everett Scott was then hit in the arm for a pass to first, and Bill
Carrigan walked to fill the bases with nobody out. But Harper knuckled down and struck out Dutch Leonard and retired Harry Hooper and Jack Barry.
Dutch Leonard was on the mound for the Red Sox and he had already beaten the Nats three times this year. He pitched a great game, only allowing three hits in seven innings. Unfortunately two of them were back-to-back, after a man was passed
to first base accounting for two runs in the second inning, which was enough to win, as Hooper held the Sox down all day.
Heinie Wagner was with the Sox taking ground balls at third base during practice. Chances are, with the way the Sox are not hitting, he may get a chance to play in the near future.