Six Browns pitchers can't stop the Red Sox
September 15, 1916 ...
The Browns fought until the last man was out, but could not beat the Red Sox. Manager Fielder Jones used 20 men, including six pitchers. Carrigan sent Rube Foster to the mound. who used to have the Browns' number, but in the fifth inning when
Jones' fighters seemingly were wearing him down, he sent in Carl Mays. The Browns hit Foster in every inning and his control was poor.
The Red Sox attack was vicious. They landed on the six Browns pitchers for 15 hits. They knocked out Ernie Koob and Dave Davenport in the opening innings. In the opening frame Harry Hooper and Tilly Walker singled, with Hooper going to third
on a fly ball. Koob then walked Duffy Lewis to load the bases and then walked Larry Gardner to bring in Hooper. Scott was passed to score Walker and Davenport then took the hill. In the second inning they went after Davenport. Foster busted a double to center.
Hooper laid down a great bunt which got thrown into the outfield. Chick Shorten singled in Hooper, Hoblitzell singled to right. Shorten got caught at the plate on Lewis ground ball, but Duffy then stole second base and Hobby scored on Gardner's single. After two innings
the score was 6 to 0.
While the offensive attack was splendid, the defensive work was tip-top. Larry Gardner was back at third and his presence seemed to instill confidence in his teammates.