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Small ball goes awry for White Sox

Despite being fully rested, the White Sox were the team that was a step behind in their Game 1 loss to the Angels.

Originally Published: October 11, 2005
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Few things look smaller than poorly executed small ball, with the possible exception of Chone Figgins' strike zone.

With Bartolo Colon out for the series, Jarrod Washburn recovering from strep throat, the Angels' starting rotation on fumes and the rest of the team still busy adjusting their watches, the White Sox needed to take control Tuesday night before their opponents could return to their full and upright positions. With their hottest starter fully rested, the Sox needed to ...

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