Jesse Chavez has a rule. When he starts, he must pitch at least six innings, or he must stay in the dugout until six innings have been completed.
Rendered temporarily incapable of placing pitches along the strike zone’s edges, the Angels right-hander made it only 3 2/3 innings on the mound Friday night at Marlins Park, then waited it out. At the end of the sixth, he headed to the video room to review the evidence of his failure and uncovered what he thought might be the solution.
“It was a little too late,” Chavez said.
Chavez (4-6) permitted five runs as the Angels lost, 8-5, to Miami. The Marlins entered as losers of 10 of their last 11 home games, but Chavez could...