Rube Foster's lack of control gives
Philly another win
April 22, 1916
Rube Foster didn't have it and neither did Ernie Shore, and as a result, the Athletics walloped the Red Sox for the second time with a 6 to 2 score. The A's did not get that many hits, but they got them when it counted the most, and put that together with walks the Sox pitchers allowed,
it resulted in producing runs. Jack Nabors was on the mound for Philly and he was good enough to prevent the Red Sox from scoring in all but one inning, and he would have escaped that inning had Otis Strunk not muffed Larry Gardner's fly ball..
When it was obvious that Foster didn't have anything and was getting worse, in the third inning, Bill Carrigan brought in Ernie Shore. Five of the Philly six runs had been scored off Foster. Shore didn't succeed in plugging the leak at once, because in
the fourth inning, a pair of doubles produced the sixth run for the A's. It was a cool and raw day, and the rain the night before, kept the attendance down. Carrigan shook up his lineup for the game, putting Henriksen in left and Duffy Lewis in center. Henriksen jammed his
finger catching a fly ball and Chick Shorten finished the game for him. Herb Pennock pitched the last two innings and allowed only one man to reach base.