Message Boards  

 WSI Photo Gallery  

Post of the Week  




  2013 White Sox  

 Season Schedule  


2005 Championship


WSI Extras  

 WSI Interviews

  Audio Memories

  2002 Disaster!

2001 Season Fun!

2000 Champions!

Fun & Games

History & Glory

Sox Greats
Sox Quotables
Sox Fight Songs
Old Comiskey Park


WSI News - Totally Biased Game Recaps

Parque hangs tough!

August 8 vs. Anaheim

Short Take:  First victory since September, 2000.

Kenny Williams'
Stress Relief Odometer

Today's Mileage:
"I never doubted my good friend, Jim Parque!"

Know Your Enemy!

Totally Biased
Series Update

Even more
Totally Biased Coverage from WSI!

Pre-Game Report


Back in 1997, Jerry Reinsdorf claimed it was necessary to ditch Sox Fans' hopes for a playoff appearance because several free agent players would be lost over the winter with the Sox getting "nothing" in return.  Just two weeks ago, Reinsdorf presided over yet another dismantling involving veterans, again to prevent getting "nothing" for players who would otherwise leave.

Chairman Reinsdorf, meet Jim "Nothing" Parque, the compensation draft pick the Sox received for free agent Alex Fernandez after the 1996 season.  "Nothing" got his first win in nearly two years and made plenty of Sox Fans proud in the process.  As for Reinsdorf lying, what else is new?

Parque battled into the sixth inning, allowed two earned runs, five hits and picked up the win, 3-2 over Anaheim, thanks to some solid relief work by the Sox bullpen.

The Angels scored in each of the first two innings.  When slug Benji Gil started the second inning with a dinger, Sox Fans wondered whether the cheap thrills of watching Todd Ritchie lose #16 wouldn't have been a bit more entertaining.  That would be the last Halos run of the evening.  The Bulldog is back!

Frank Thomas got back both runs for Parque in the bottom of the inning, a two-run shot with Paul Konerko on base.

It stayed that way until the fifth inning when Carlos Lee drilled a two-out solo dinger to stake Parque to the lead. Wow--since when do our Dead Sox get timely hits?

Jerry "The Tinkerer" Manuel made liberal use of his bullpen.  Bid surprise, huh?  Rocky Biddle entered with one out and one on in the sixth, striking out both batters he faced.  Kelly Wunsch was given the first two outs of the seventh before Captain Hook returned signaling for Keith Foulke from the bullpen.  A nifty 6-4-3 double-play in the eighth got the former Sox closer out of hot water, and Damaso Marte was called in. 

The Tinkerer was determined to find SOMEBODY in that bullpen to lose this game.   He nearly found it when Marte gave up a double to the first man he faced, but he got the third out and pitched a solid ninth for the save.

Two of three from Anaheim and two consecutive one-run victories makes for a nice effort by our Sox.  Too bad they weren't playing this way ten weeks ago.  It might have made a difference.

Tinkerer Update:
Marte gets the save.  And Osuna wonders?

George Bova is editor and founder of White Sox Interactive.

Sox Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner

Jim Parque

5.1 innings, five hits, two earned runs, and the win--his first since April, 2001.  Nothing spectacular but a huge effort from a guy left for dead just three months ago.

Play WSI's Pick to Click Contest!


Want More
Totally Biased Game Recaps?

Click Here!

1 to 1 of 1

Search For:
Search in:
And in:
Any Words All Words

News Categories

Totally biased Sox news from White Sox Interactive!

EXCLUSIVE Sox features from WSI.

Full Sox coverage featuring the unique WSI slant!

The Totally Biased Game Recap, another WSI EXCLUSIVE!

YOUR chance to be featured at White Sox Interactive!

The funniest and most-noteworthy posts from the Sox Clubhouse message board.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by month.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by day.

Totally Biased Game Recaps

September 29... The Last (And Lost) Weekend

September 24... Covey Captivates, but Kluber Cruises

September 22... At Least They Won't Clinch Here

September 18...Klubered, but Not Clobbered

September 16... Baltimore Blanked

September 10... Thrown Away

September 8... Anaheim Annihilation

September 3... Power Special

September 1... 18 Strikeouts Later, the White Sox Lose

August 30...Leaky Bullpen Bombed by Boston

WSI News System Page Views: 30,601,790