Tuesday, July 23, 2013
This Week in 1913 - the Brewers Pluck the Hens
The Brews were avenging a 6-1 loss to Toledo the day before, and brother, did they ever. Behind a masterful performance from right-hander Tom Dougherty on the mound, the Brewers cruised to a 12-0 win.
Toledo was able to make contact, but Dougherty still controlled the game. The Hens got eight hits, but only once did they get two in a single inning, and that was the seventh with the Brewers already up 7-0. The Brewers, on the other hand, made theirs count. Their twelve runs came on twelve hits, nine of which were for extra bases. Dougherty himself hit a double.
The Milwaukee Journal, with an eye already cast ahead to the fall, called his game "another step forward toward the Association bunting." The Toledo News-Bee was gracious in defeat:
This was the box score:
Pep Clark's boys were determined to turn that streak around. If they wanted to win the American Association pennant, they'd need to.