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But his command clearly was off. At one point Brian Schneider was charged with back-to-back passed balls, but both were instances where he set up on one side of the plate and Chico missed badly on the other side.

“I just didn’t have my location. I thought I made a lot more than just three mistakes,” Chico said. “There were a lot of balls that were cutting on me and it was giving Schneider a tough time to catch. … Every time I threw something away it was cutting right back over the middle or even farther over. I just couldn’t get that pitch down there.”